Care (Adult) - Level 2 Diploma (Part-Time)

L1/L2 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Health and Care

Attendance Part-Time

Overview

The level 2 Diploma in Care will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The level 2 Diploma is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies whilst the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including the principles of infection prevention and control, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards.

Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:
• adult care worker.
• healthcare assistant/support worker.
• personal assistant.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

It covers a wide range of areas including mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.
 

Qualification Gained

CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

 

Telephone

Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.

• Communication in care settings.
• Handle information in care settings.
• Personal development in care settings.
• Implement person-centred approaches in care settings.
• Equality and inclusion in care settings.
• Health, safety and well-being in care settings.
• Responsibilities of a care worker.
• Duty of care.
• Safeguarding and protection in care settings.
• Understand mental health problems.
• Principles of health promotion.
• The principles of infection prevention and control.
• Provide support for leisure activities.
• Support individuals to eat and drink.
• Provide food safety requirements when providing food and drink.
• Provide active support.
• Working as part of a team in health and social care.
 

Learning Methods

All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Assessment Methods

Methods of assessment include:
• direct observation of learner by Assessor.
• witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy.
• professional discussion.
• reflection on own practice in real work. environments.
• written assignments.
• learner’s own work products.

Progression Opportunities

Qualifications in specialist health pathways such as the Level 3 in Adult Care.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:

• adult care worker.
• healthcare assistant/support worker.
• personal assistant.
 

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 19 years of age and have a basic understanding of English written and language skills.

Learners will also be required to be able to attain a satisfactory DBS.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.