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Health & Social Care

Care Diploma Level 2 RQF

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This course is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in the care sector. It has been designed to equip individuals with a foundation of knowledge in terms of an overall understanding of the subject.


This brand new RQF qualification replaces the old Health & Social Care Level 2 Diploma.

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Level 2 / TQUK / PI420

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Course introduction

This programme is suitable for any individual currently working in the care sector and is also suitable for those hoping to start their career in this very important industry. 

This brand new RQF qualification launched on 1st January 2018 replaces the old Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care. The new Diploma aims to develop the knowledge, skills and competence of learners working in a wide range of roles in a health and social care setting. The purpose of the qualification is to support the carer’s role in the workplace and to enable them to progress to higher level qualifications.

The underpinning knowledge sections of the programme of study have been fully updated to include the latest Acts of Parliament, government guidelines and Codes of Practice, including:

  • Care Act (2014) and subsequent amendments
  • Fundamental Standards 2015
  • Duty of Candour
  • New principles of independent advocacy
  • Revised Audit Processes, following the publication of the Caldicott Report (2015)
  • The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
  • Skills for Care’s updated CPD guide
  • Updates to the requirements for Care and Support Plans
  • Updates to definitions of the balance between risk assessment, risk-taking and rights and responsibilities


Students can expect to learn more about the role of the healthcare worker, the key principles of safeguarding and protecting in health and social care, the causes and spread of infection, the duty of care in care settings, and much more!

The Level 2 Diploma contains a number of different units of assessment which sit within the RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework). When you complete a unit successfully, you will gain a certain number of credits.

This qualification is made up of learning outcomes, and within these outcomes, you will need to have confirmed your knowledge and demonstrate your practical experience.

Please Note: a work placement of at least 50 hours is required to complete this qualification.

As part of this work placement you must first ensure that a member of staff with occupational competence is able to provide supervision, prepare and sign the witness testimonies, to prove you have achieved the work based learning outcomes of this course. 

For many, distance learning is a popular method of study. This means learners can study at a time and pace to suit the individual. This is ideal for students who would like to fit gaining an education into their busy lifestyle.

Progression

Successful learners can complete a relevant apprenticeship or progress to other qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care and to the advanced apprenticeship

Students enrolling onto this course will be required to study each of the 17 units in order to achieve this qualification.

The complete qualification carries 46 credits, many of which are transferable to other, similar qualifications.

Qualification Title: TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)
Qualification Number: 603/2554/9
Total Credits: 46

Required knowledge

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this programme. This makes our Health and Social Care course easily accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about t

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal expert tutor will review and mark your work, providing you with feedback and guidance along the way.

Awarding organisation

TQUK are fully approved as an awarding organisation by Ofqual and award RQF courses in a number of sectors. RQF courses have various credit values which can be applied to the National Credit Transfer System.

TQUK accredit courses which are developed by industry experts and work hand in hand with organisations ensuring the calibre and worth of qualifications provided.

Course units

The qualification consists of 17 units as detailed below:

Unit 1: Communication in care settings
Unit 2: Handle information in care settings
Unit 3: Personal development in care settings
Unit 4: Implement person-centred approaches in care settings
Unit 5: Equality and inclusion in care settings
Unit 6: Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
Unit 7: Responsibilities of a care worker
Unit 8: Duty of care
Unit 9: Safeguarding and protection in care settings
Unit 10: Support Individuals with specific communication needs
Unit 11: Support individuals to eat and drink
Unit 12: The principles of infection prevention and control
Unit 13: Causes & spread of infection
Unit 14: Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
Unit 15: Move & position individuals in accordance with their plan of care
Unit 16: Support individuals to meet personal care needs
Unit 17: Contribute to the support of positive risk-taking for individuals

Learner support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your coursework and answer any questions you may have during your course. Additionally, your dedicated support representative will provide you with any practical advice.

FAQs

What is distance learning?

Distance learning is the most flexible and convenient approach to studying. There is no need for you to attend college and, therefore, you can study anytime, any place, anywhere that fits in with your lifestyle. Distance learning programmes are ideal for people who may have a full-time job, or other commitments, that won’t allow them time off to study.

What do I need to do to get started on a course?

You need to be able to commit your time to the course. To help you understand the commitment needed, each of the course descriptions estimates the amount of time it will take you to complete the course. This is based on an average study period of approximately 10 hours per week.

It is best to choose a course you think will interest you, and help you to achieve your ambitions. If you would like some advice, or further information, please call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

To purchase a course, simply click on the ‘Buy Now’ option against your chosen course and follow the on screen instructions. Alternatively if you would prefer to purchase the course over the phone or by post, call our helpline free on 0333 3445 690.

How does the distance learning/home study method work?

The course operates through a study pack and access to your own personal tutor. Once you have chosen your course we will send you your study pack, which you will be required to work through before completing the course.

Depending on the course you have chosen, you will either be required to complete assignments and submit these for marking as the course progresses and/or be required to sit an end exam. The end exam could be in the form of multiple choice questions, or be an invigilated exam at a registered test centre.

Your completed assignments will need to be sent to your tutor for marking/assessment, you will then receive written feedback and guidance. It may be possible to submit your assignments by email, however you will need to check this with your tutor. Please be aware that your assignments will be maintained by NCCHL for moderation and audit purposes.

These requirements will always be listed on the course description page, so please refer to this for details of what is required for each individual course.

How long should it take to complete a course?

Depending on the course you have chosen, and the amount of time you can commit, it could take from six weeks to nine months to complete your course.

The duration of the course is largely down to you though. The beauty of home learning is that it allows you complete flexibility to fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. You can dedicate as much, or as little, time as you want to your studies - no one will be chasing you for your work or asking why you haven’t submitted an assignment.

We do strongly recommend, though, that before you purchase a course you assess your ability to commit the necessary time to completing the course in a timeframe that will not leave you losing your motivation.

How quickly will I receive my course material?

We guarantee that you will receive your course materials within 5 days of purchase, but for many courses we would anticipate that you will have to wait no more than 48 hours.

The course materials are always sent to you via a tracked courier service, to ensure that you receive your study pack within our stated period.

How much will it cost?

The cost is largely dependent on the size of the course. The longer the course is the higher the cost will be, due to the size of the study pack and the nature of the qualification.

All prices are clearly stated on the course description page and will always be displayed prior to you committing to purchase a course.

Please note that postage and packaging is charged in addition to the course price.

What support will I receive?

You will be allocated your own personal tutor who can be contacted via e-mail, telephone, fax or post for help and advice on any aspect of the course.

Many courses require that you submit work to your tutor during the period of study and your tutor will assess your work and pass comments back to you. Your tutor is available to you as much as you need them.

Please be aware that officially the tutor support provided with the course is for a period of 12 months, although if you need longer let us know and we’ll endeavour to extend that.

Will I have to sit an examination?

All of our courses are accredited, so you need to show that you have acquired the knowledge to pass the course – this may involve sitting an examination, but it depends on the course you have chosen.

Some courses require you to be continually assessed throughout the course, while others may require an end of course exam or assignment (which may be completed at home) to be submitted to your tutor.

Certain types of qualifications, A-levels and GCSEs for example, do require you to sit an invigilated exam at a registered test centre. You will need to organise the examination yourself, however full details of what you need to do will be included in your study pack.

The details of what sort of exam/assignment (if any) is required for a course will be stated on the course description page, so please check these for full details.

Can I study from outside the UK?

Yes, there are no geographical limits to where you can study.

You just need to be aware that all tutors are based in the UK and work may need to be submitted to them via post, although in most cases e-mail can be used.

Where the course requires that you sit an invigilated exam at a test centre, there are many exam centres outside of the UK. However, we would advise that you check with us before purchasing one of these courses if you want to study from abroad.

Will I receive a qualification when I complete the course?

All of our courses are accredited and you will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

For more information about this please see the section of the website that details how awarding bodies work and what the different types of qualifications are.

Can I take more than one course at a time?

Yes, you can take as many courses as your time allows. But we would recommend that you clearly evaluate how much time you can commit to your courses of study.

The good news is though that if your circumstances change you can always take a break and come back to your studies.

Additionally, discounts are available if you buy more than one course at the same time.

How long will it take for my work to be marked by my tutor?

Your work will be marked and feedback returned to you within 12 working days after submission. This is because our tutors are required to provide detailed, considered feedback to our learners that may take a while to formulate. We find that by working this way, our learners actually complete their course in less time, as they rarely need to submit an assignment more than twice.

Whilst it is possible to submit multiple assignments at the same time, we advise that our learners submit only one at a time. We want our learners to develop as they progress through their course, and find this is best achieved when a student embarks on a new module having taken into account tutor feedback from the previous submission.

Do I need any additional books or equipment to do my course?

No, we provide everything you need to pass your course.

How do I enrol?

Once you have chosen your course, you can either purchase the course online which will enrol you, or you can call our helpline on 0333 3445 690 who will sign you up for the course and arrange to have all your learning materials sent to you.

What if I’ve chosen the wrong course?

If, after receiving the course, you decide it isn’t the right course for you, you can simply return the goods within 14 days and we will send your money back in full for the majority of courses (excluding postage and packaging) or you can choose another course that you feel would suit your needs and ambitions better.

What is the difference between the online and paper versions of courses?

Our online courses are completed through our online learning system after receiving login and access instructions. You will not receive any course materials through the post. The paper based version is posted out in a binder to your home or place of work and requires completion of a portfolio of work that is submitted to your tutor for marking.

Where can I find your Equality and Diversity Policy?

All NCC policies and procedures can be provided on request from NCC directly by emailing enquiries@ncchomelearning.co.uk or calling 0333 3445 690.

Can reasonable adjustments be made to help reduce the effects of a disability or difficulty that may place me at a disadvantage?

A reasonable adjustment is any action that helps to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty that places the candidate at a substantial disadvantage in the assessment situation. Reasonable adjustments must not affect the integrity of what needs to be assessed, but may involve:

Changing standard assessment arrangements, for example allowing candidates extra time to complete the assessment activity Adapting assessment materials, such as providing materials in Braille Providing access facilitators during assessment, such as a sign language interpreter or a reader Re-organising the assessment room, such as removing visual stimuli for an autistic candidate.

Reasonable adjustments are approved or set in place before the assessment activity takes place; they constitute an arrangement to give the candidate access to the assessment activity. The use of a reasonable adjustment will not be taken into consideration during the assessment of a candidate’s work.

Awarding organisations and centres are only required by law to do what is ‘reasonable’ in terms of giving access. What is reasonable will depend on the individual circumstances, cost implications and the practicality and effectiveness of the adjustment. Other factors, such as the need to maintain competence standards and health and safety, will also be taken into consideration.

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Care Diploma Level 2 RQF

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“Easy enrolment and flexible payment”

Enrolment is easy with flexible payment option which is good. Dedicated tutor to help you throughout the course and that is amazing. The course material is also very helpful and delivery was quick. However, I think taking up to 10 days to get a feedback when assignment is submitted is quite long.

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“I started studying in October with NCC”

I started studying in October with NCC, its so affordable and the monthly payment plan is a great way to pay while you study! The coursework's easy to follow and my tutor has been fantastic. She's so helpful and puts my coursework into files for me seeing as I'm not very tech-savvy! The support team have been very helpful and reply pretty much straight away! I would definitely recommend NCC to study with. I can't wait to finish this course to get another one started!

Shirley Brown,

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“Anju bala”

Very good service quick enrolment and the best thing is monthly payment plan. Also a tutor provided for help throughout the course.

Anju Bala,

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“First-time experience”

This was my first time signing up for an NCC home learning course. I was guided every step of the way by an amazing support team, the process was very quick and easy, I am able to pay for my course in monthly instalments over a 12 month period. I wanted to enrol now, but start the course in a month's time, which was no problem for the team who wanted to make sure that every step was beneficial for me. I am very excited to start my learning experience with them in a months time.

Caitlin Gardner-Barrett,

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“Fantastic fast and easy to join can't…”

Fantastic fast and easy to join can't wait to complete my Diploma 2 health and social care.

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