CD2 – VTCT (Skillsfirst) Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)
The Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) sets out the minimum requirements for a qualification that develops and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England. The titling of each unit within the qualification mirrors the Skills for Care performance requirements listed in the agreed specification whilst the skills and knowledge requirements listed are all included within the unit content.
The qualification is suitable for learners who are already working within the care sector, such as an adult care worker, a healthcare assistant/support worker, personal assistant, etc. It could also be suitable for those seeking employment who having the ability and the opportunity to demonstrate recognisable competences.
This qualification recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to demonstrate effective communication, person development, values and behaviours, health and wellbeing, responsibilities of self and others and safeguarding It could also be used as CPD for experienced and specialist staff in adult care seeking a qualification to recognise their competence.
If you feel you are in a supervisory role you could choose the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).
Whilst this qualification is integrated into the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship Standard, the qualification may also be undertaken outside the Apprenticeship. This could be for learners who do not meet the age or qualification requirements for a full Apprenticeship, or who wish to use the qualification for CPD, to re-skill, or other development activities.
On completion of this qualification you could progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF).
This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.
It is supported nationwide by employers. For a list of the training providers and colleges who deliver this qualification in your area please contact our customer services team.
Learners need to complete a minimum of 46 credits to achieve this qualification.
All units must be achieved from Group M and a minimum of 20 credits from Group O.
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 319
Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 460
|Qualification number||Qualification reference|
Group M – mandatory units
|Unit title||Level||Credit value|
|T/616/7792||CA1||Communication in care settings||2||3|
|A/616/7793||CA2||Handle information in care settings||2||2|
|F/616/7794||CA3||Personal development in care settings||2||3|
|J/616/7795||CA4||Implement person-centred approaches in care settings||2||5|
|L/616/7796||CA5||Equality and inclusion in care settings||2||2|
|R/616/7797||CA6||Health, safety and well-being in care settings||2||4|
|Y/616/7798||CA7||Responsibilities of a care worker||2||2|
|D/616/7799||CA8||Duty of care||2||2|
|J/616/7800||CA9||Safeguarding and protection in care settings||2||3|
Group O – optional units
|Unit title||Level||Credit value|
|R/602/4011||CH60||Support carers to meet the care needs of individuals||3||5|
|A/503/8085||ELC1||Understand how to work in end of life care||2||3|
|D/601/9023||HSC2001||Provide support for therapy sessions||2||2|
|K/601/9025||HSC2003||Provide support to manage pain and discomfort||2||2|
|M/601/8054||HSC 2014||Support Individuals to eat and drink||2||2|
|R/601/8063||HSC2017||Provide agreed support for foot care||2||3|
|T/601/8721||HSC2024||Undertake agreed pressure area care||2||4|
|J/601/8853||HSC2027||Obtain and test specimens from individuals||2||2|
|F/601/3764||HSC3045||Promote positive behaviour||3||6|
|K/601/9493||HSC3046||Introduction to personalisation in social care||3||3|
|K/601/5351||LD201||Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities||2||4|
|M/601/5316||LD210||Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions||2||2|
|K/601/2950||MHL202||Approaches to care and management in mental health||2||3|
|J/601/5824||PDOP23||Understand the impact of acquired brain Injury on individuals||2||3|
|H/615/4486||SCM301||Understand stroke care management||3||4|
|F/601/9578||SHM4||Record keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage||2||3|
|F/601/3442||SSMU21||Introductory awareness of sensory loss||2||2|
|A/601/4895||SSOP23||Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities||2||3|
|H/601/3451||SSOP24||Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology||2||3|
|H/601/5703||LD206||Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene||2||1|
|Y/501/0598||ASM34||Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects||3||5|
|T/601/8637||HSC2007||Support independence in the tasks of daily living||2||5|
|A/601/8025||HSC2008||Provide support for journeys||2||2|
|R/601/8015||HSC2013||Support care plan activities||2||2|
|F/601/8060||HSC2015||Support individuals to meet personal care needs||2||2|
|R/601/7902||HSC2019||Gain access to the homes of individuals, deal with emergencies and ensure security on departure||2||2|
|J/601/8027||HSC2028||Move and position individuals in accordance with their plan of care||2||4|
|H/601/8049||HSC3020||Facilitate person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review||3||6|
|L/601/6442||LD202||Support person-centred thinking and planning||2||5|
|Y/601/7352||LDOP203||Provide active support||2||5|
|A/601/9546||HSC2031||Contribute to support of positive risk-taking for individuals||2||3|
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