Level 2 Diploma in Care

Adult Care

The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. This qualification forms the competence requirements for those learners working in both health and adult care settings at level 2, allowing learners to enter either workforce.

Course Content

The content is appropriate for roles such as adult care workers, healthcare assistants/support workers and personal assistants. This qualification supports the delivery of the Adult Care Worker apprenticeship standard and may support the delivery of the Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard.

This new RQF qualification replaces the HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4122/5). The HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) expired on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2019 to complete learners and apply for certification.

Who is this qualification for?

At level 2, this new RQF qualification will be the common qualification for both the health and adult care services, allowing learners to enter either workforce. The qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by Skills for Care and Skills for Health and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England.

The Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards, supporting roles such as adult care worker, healthcare assistant/support worker and personal assistant.

Assessment method

The qualification will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

Course Specifications

Awarding Body HABC Highfield
Units Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) 7 Appendix 1: Qualification structure To complete the Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF), learners must complete the following: all units contained within the mandatory group, a minimum of 22 credits from optional group A
Guided Learning Hours 308
Credit Value 46
Assessment Method It is assessed by a portfolio of evidence designed so that learners can demonstrate their knowledge and skills.
Course Delivery Online, Paper-based (Monthyl Workplace Visits)
Entry Rrequirements n/a
Funding Full funding available.
Progression Opportunities Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further qualifications.
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