Diploma in Health & Social Care (Adult) – Level 2


This qualification has three pathways for you and those can be selected as per your career plan:
  • Generic Health and Social Care
  • Dementia
  • Learning Disability

This course has 9 mandatory units and those units are common for all above three pathways and optional units are decided your selected pathways.

By doing course, you can save your time and enrol at our academic semester time as your convenience. Throughout this course, you will be provided mentor support from our experience team of tutors/assessors, access to online study platform by using your username and password, Reading and study materials including recommended books, Tutorial video, and full guidance for making assessments (portfolios). Also, you will have special online forum for communication with your mentor and other learners who are doing same.

Our programme is well designed that you feel better at your classroom. Mentor support service, reading and study materials, study materials, and forum build your confidence to study well and guide you to get good results and it secures your qualification.

Who is it for?

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce, and can be used to confirm competence in these areas in a wide range of job roles.

What will you gain through the course?

  • Guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce.
  • Provide progression in the Health and Social Care workforces.
  • Confirm competence under supervision in these areas for roles such as care assistant/support worker/key workers in residential settings/healthcare assistants/support workers in
  • community and primary care environments/support workers in acute health environments/key workers in domiciliary services/emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles.
  • Serve as a progression pathway to the required qualification at level 3.


Successful candidates will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (501/2318/X) from NCFE, an awarding body within England and Wales who are currently recognised by Ofqual and the Department for Education and Skills.

Course Content

Each unit within the Diploma has a credit rating. Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.  28 credits must be achieved from all nine mandatory units.

Mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 2: Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 3: Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 4: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 5: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 6: The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Unit 7: Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 8: Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 9: Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings

Optional units

Depending on your interests or role in the workplace there’s a vast range of optional units to complement the skills and knowledge that you’ll gain in the mandatory units. It’s important to note that optional units need to be specific to each learner to ensure that their job role and work context enable them to meet the assessment criteria and requirements of the unit.

Please find our “Brochure” to see a list of the optional units available for you to choose from.

Delivery & Assessment

How this Qualification is delivered?

This is a vocational qualification with between 319 and 396 guided learning hours.

During this time you can expect to be involved in formal learning activities which could include:
  • Class room
  • Tutorials or seminars
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Supervised practical work in the workplace and assessment where an Assessor is present.
100 per cent of this qualification focuses on the development of your skills and knowledge, supporting your progression within or entry to work in the Health and Social Care sector.

Method of Assessment:

  • The qualification is competency based so there is requirement for assessment in a real work environment.
  • Learners need to complete sufficient hours to enable them to develop and evidence their skills
  • Assessment should follow the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles.
  • A portfolio will be presented for assessment. The types of assessment may include:
  • Evidence Tracking Sheets
  • Assessor observations – completed observation checklists and associated action plans
  • Witness testimonies
  • Projects
  • Reports
  • Professional discussion
  • Oral and written questioning
  • Candidate and peer reports
  • Recognition of prior learning

How are the assignments submitted?

Assignments (Portfolio) are submitted electronically (online) via email to the teacher or assessor.

Future Career

Career Path

The qualification is supported by employers from the Health and Social Care sector. Successful completion of the qualification confirms your competence in any of the following job roles (depending on the pathway chosen in the qualification and your own particular interests):
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families.
  • Emerging types of worker and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models.
  • Healthcare support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Care assistant workers in residential settings or supported living
  • Healthcare assistants in acute health environments
  • Care support workers in domiciliary services
  • Healthcare assistant/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Healthcare assistant/support workers in acute health environments
  • Care assistant/support worker/ key workers in domiciliary services
  • Care assistant/support worker/ key workers in day services
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community based care assistant/support worker/key workers including those working in specialist areas, e.g. dementia, learning disabilities.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.  Learners might find it useful if they have already completed qualifications in a relevant area at level 1.
  • Learners should be aged at least 16 or over to undertake the qualification.

How can I book?

You can book this course by calling to our office and also, you can walk into our office to book your course. All reading and study materials will be provided upon completion of bookings. We could also come to you to if you have sufficient delegates with you.

To take advantage of this training opportunity and come away with the knowledge, tools and a recognized qualification to pursue a rewarding career in teaching or training. Contact us today on 0208 553 2000.

Why Us

Why you choose us?

  • All the study materials are provided as printed copy and softcopies (electronic copies) including Module book, and text book etc.
  • We keep the numbers of learners on these course to a maximum of 15 per classroom, so the ratio of Tutor to Learner is optimum for achievement.
  • Excellent and flexible teaching by our team of experienced tutors/trainers.
  • Unlimited refreshments in your classroom.
  • Access to Mock exam and mentor supports.
  • Effective and efficient administrative service from our staff for your inquiries
  • Comfortable learning environment in all our training centers/venues.
  • Career development services and counselling
  • Support for finding a job – You can access and register for our job portal (jobsite) to find the employers.

Special Offer

Upon successful completing you will have the option to opt in to our free CV/ or Personal Statement service. Also you will reserve £20 off when you refer a friend for the same course and, all learners who complete this course qualify for 50% off on any one of the courses below:
  • Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training
  • Professional Receptionist Training Course
  • Office Admin & Reception Training Course
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