Health and Social Care – Level 2

Course Description

This qualification aims to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the health and social care sector in England. Learners have the opportunity to take a general qualification in health and social care, or they may follow specialist pathways in dementia care or learning disabilities.

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the Health and Social Care sector.

It gives learners the opportunity to:

    • Develop and demonstrate competence in areas of Health and Social Care.
    • Develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the specified job roles in the Health and Social Care sector.
    • Have existing skills recognised.
    • Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification.
    • Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Mandatory units that must be achieved are:

      • 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

There are also a range of optional units to choose from. These will be chosen by you, with advice and guidance from your tutor, to ensure they suit your workplace and role.

The learner must also complete Functional Skills Mathematics and English at Level 1 to pass this qualification.