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Level-2: Diploma in Health & Social Care

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as:
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings, domiciliary services, or day services
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments or acute health environments
  • Support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas eg dementia, learning disabilities
  • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
  • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
Intermediate Diploma in Health and Social Care – Framework Overview
Qualifications Awarding Body Level Credit Value
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Edexcel 2 50
Functional Skills English City & Guilds 1 5
Functional Skills Maths City & Guilds 1 5


Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Introduction to Communication in Health & Social Care Edexcel 1 3
Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health & Social Care Edexcel 2 2
Introduction to Personal Development in Health & Social Care Edexcel 3 3
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health & Social Care Edexcel 4 1
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health & Social Care Edexcel 5 3
The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker Edexcel 6 2
Implement Person Centred Approaches in Health & Social Care Edexcel 7 5
Contribute to Health and Safety in Health & Social Care Edexcel 8 4
Handle Information in Health & Social Care Settings Edexcel 9 1


Title Awarding Body Unit Number Credit Value
Dementia Awareness Edexcel 13 2
Understand the Factors that can Influence Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia Edexcel 15 2
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control Edexcel 21 3
Provide Support for Mobility Edexcel 54 2
Support Individuals who are Distressed Edexcel 63 2
Support Care Plan Activities Edexcel 64 2
Support Individuals to Eat and Drink Edexcel 65 2
Support Individuals to Meet Personal Care Needs Edexcel 66 2
Move and Position Individuals in Accordance with their Plan of Care Edexcel 76 4
Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs Edexcel 83 5
Learners might be able to select various options based on their past achievements and work experience.
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