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Level 2 Diploma Adult Care

Subject Area

Health, Social Care & Life Sciences

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

The Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care, is a qualification suited to the Health and Social Care Sector. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of care standards and the importance of the delivery of care to support individuals within various settings, such as residential, elderly mentally impaired (EMI), nursing and supported living.

You will begin to develop your skills, understanding and working practices within the responsibilities of your role, required legislation, regulations, codes of practice and standards set by Care Quality Commission (CQC)

In your daily role, you will work with, not only your colleagues, but interact with a wide range of health care professionals including managers, District Nurses, GP’s/Consultants and Rehabilitation Professionals, such as SALT, Physiotherapists, Occupational Health, Podiatrists and various members of a hospital care and discharge team. You will work as a member of a supportive team within their setting as a frontline member of staff, improving the quality of life of those they support.

Why should I choose the course?

This qualification is for those who are looking to begin a career in health and social care and have secured a role within the sector and completed/passed their probation.

What will I learn?

Key topics include: Importance of handling information, legislation and supporting regulations, manual handling, how to support with social and personal needs. In addition, sector specific training such as dementia, acquired brain/spinal injury, supporting therapy services through rehabilitation plans, end of life, safeguarding and possible clinical skills.

The qualification is mainly work-based learning; however, students will also attend 6 3-hour classes (these will be either face to face in college or delivered remotely), these cover the mandatory knowledge elements such as legislation, safeguarding, person centered approach, health & safety, communication, duty of care and equality & diversity.

Monthly 2-hour 1:1 sessions will also take place in the workplace to complete, work-based observations, recorded professional discussions, retrospective observations and the assessment of workplace product evidence.

In addition, students will also meet with their college assessor remotely, usually on 4 occasions lasting approximately 30 minutes to review their progress.

Self-study of approximately 2 hours per week is also required.

Duration of the course is 9 months.

What will the course lead on to?

Upon achievement, you may choose to continue your studies with a higher-level qualification, such as, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship.

This qualification is a license to practice in the care sector.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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What are the entry requirements?

You need to be working in a care setting and completed probation with your employer.

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33 Weeks
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Warrington Campus
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Fees Information
FREE* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £20,319. FREE* for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. *Ts&Cs apply.

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