NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care

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Lending your support to the care of those in need can be an incredibly rewarding experience. From assisting with their day to day activities, to simply being a figure of support and safety; you can harness our CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care to achieve a solid foundation of knowledge, as well as a deeper understanding of your role expectations and responsibilities.

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Lending your support to the care of those in need can be an incredibly rewarding experience. From assisting with their day to day activities, to simply being a figure of support and safety; you can harness our CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care to achieve a solid foundation of knowledge, as well as a deeper understanding of your role expectations and responsibilities.

This course has been exclusively created by CACHE qualifications (who specialise in care and education sector courses) who with the help of leading industry experts and specialists, have ensured that every requirement from future employers has been met.

In this intensive 1 year distance learning course, you can experience the flexibility of being able to learn on your own terms, without having to attend any classes. Instead you can complete this course from the comfort of your own home and adapt it to fit around your existing work responsibilities.
No stress. No deadlines. Simply the freedom to expand your qualifications, kick start your career, and enrich your knowledge of this field.

From exploring the importance of equality and diversity, to understanding the principles of health and social care; by the end of this home based course you will know how to tailor your care to suit the preferences, culture and beliefs of your patients, as well as be able to apply person-centred approaches in a real life setting.

Course Benefits

With a keen focus on personal development, safeguarding and legislation/regulations; this 3 unit course takes just 240 hours to complete and will both expand your knowledge base on health and social care, as well as test your competency and comprehension.
With every unit you complete, you will be asked to take this theoretical knowledge and apply it to potential real life scenarios that you may encounter during your career.

More importantly, you can use this course to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities.

This course will:

  • Earn you a nationally recognised qualification in health and social care
  • Allow you to study when, where and how you want and at a pace of your choosing
  • Give you the freedom to study and manage your work life
  • Allow you to add a valuable qualification to your arsenal, free of stress, deadlines and exams
  • Jump start your career in this fascinating field

Modules

Qualification Number: 601/8854/6

Unit 1: HSC M1: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
(L/508/3709, Unit Level 2; GLH: 70)

  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in health and social care
  • Legislation, policies, procedures and codes of practice in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Understand discrimination
  • Approaches to challenge discrimination
  • How the health and social care practitioner’s own values, beliefs and experiences can influence delivery of care
  • Understand person-centred practice
  • How person-centred practice is used to support individuals
  • Impacts of person-centred practice on individuals
  • Ethical dilemmas that may arise when balancing individuals’ rights and duty of care

Unit 2: HSC M2: Human Growth and Development
Reference: F/508/3710

  • Understand human growth and development across the lifespan
  • The life stages of human growth and development
  • Social, emotional, cognitive and physical development within each life stage
  • Holistic development
  • Understand influences which impact upon human growth and development
  • The nature versus nurture debate in relation to human growth and development
  • The medical model of health and well-being
  • The medical model of health and well-being Factors which impact upon human growth and development
  • The importance of recognising and responding to concerns regarding an individual’s growth and development
  • Understand significant life events across the lifespan
  • The impact that significant life events may have on an individual
  • Understand how health and social care services meet the care needs of individuals through the lifespan
  • How health and social care services meet the care needs of individuals through the life stages

Unit 3: HSC M3: Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
Reference: J/508/3711

  • Legislation, policies, procedures and codes of practice in relation to the safeguarding and protection
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to safeguarding
  • How the health and social care practitioner safeguards individuals and themselves
  • Understand types of abuse
  • Signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours which may cause concern
  • Factors which contribute to an individual being vulnerable to harm or abuse
  • Understand action to be taken by the health and social care practitioner in response to evidence or concerns that an individual is at risk or has been harmed or abused
  • The responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to whistleblowing
  • The boundaries of confidentiality in relation to the safeguarding, protection and well-being of individuals
  • Understand the benefits of working in partnership in relation to safeguarding and protection

Assessment

This distance learning course is assessed using a series of written assignments that will test your knowledge of the course materials. These will need to be submitted to your tutor online, who will then mark and supply you with valuable feedback.

No external examinations are required, meaning you can focus solely on the completion of your assignments as you study from home.

No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this course. Similarly, as this is only a knowledge based course, you don’t need to be working within a health or social care environment to apply. All we ask is that you are at least 16 years old.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care accredited by the qualifications regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland – the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of your knowledge and skills relating to the children and young people’s workforce, and will enable you to progress towards working in Early Learning and Childcare; Social Care, and the Learning Development and Support Services workforce.

CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. They offer the most up-to-date and relevant qualifications for the new RQF, and work with Sector Skills Councils to ensure high quality and cutting edge service is supplied to their customers, learners and the sector itself.

Support

We take pride in providing our students with unlimited support, so whilst your course may be home based you never have to feel alone. From our detailed course materials and comprehensive study guides, to the continuous support of our student support team; at every opportunity we will seek to help you.

Our personal tutors are comprised of industry experts who at a click of a button, will always be on hand to lend you their advice, guidance and instruction.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!


All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!


This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.


There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.


No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.


Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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