This qualification is designed to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the adult care workforce.

The qualification contains a wide range of optional units which will allow opportunity for competence to be demonstrated in a wide range of contexts.

A total of 46 credits are needed for this qualification to be achieved.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification is suitable for those who work, or who are looking to work within the adult care sector. It provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles.

You complete nine mandatory units at level 2:

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • The role of the health and social care worker
  • Implement person-centred approaches in health and social care
  • Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
  • Handle information in health and social care settings
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

You also choose optional units from a range to suit your career plans.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment within an adult care setting, or to further qualifications such as:

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care