Diploma in Health and Social Care - Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: HS639
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds


The Level 2 Diploma in Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Health and Care Settings in England.

The qualification provides the knowledge and skills for workers who have roles with responsibilities for delivery of care and support, such as:

  • Adult Care Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker
  • Personal Assistant

This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners. The content of the mandatory units covers person centred approaches, communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care, responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health, safety and wellbeing. The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of Healthcare and Care services and to support the delivery of both the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standards.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements; Initial Assessment. To be working in a social care setting with Adults for a minimum of 7hrs per week. This could be paid or voluntary.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

On-programme: Assessor workplace visits and assessments, day-release and completion of tasks

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