The QCF allows you to build up credits which are made up of a number of units that have a stated aim. Each unit is made up from learning outcomes and each learning outcome is linked to a number of assessment criteria. Each of the assessments criteria must be completed successfully for a learner to achieve the unit. Each unit has a level and credit value.
You must take nine mandatory units. You then have a choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of Health and Social Care such as supporting person centred approaches, advocacy, health care, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities or dementia. 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.
Core Mandatory Units: 24 credits
- Introduction to communication in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
- Introduction to personal development in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
- Introduction to equality and inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
- Introduction to duty of care in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Setting
- Principles of safeguarding and protection in Health and Social Care
- The role of the Health and Social are 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
Optional Units: 22 credits
You will choose from a variety of optional unit depending on your own role and responsibility in the workplace. These will build up the remaining credits to achieve the full Level 2 Diploma.