Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs, and healthcare procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards

Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.

12 – 18 Months

No formal entry requirements but learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

The diploma includes mandatory units;
1. Communication
2. Handle information
3. Personal development
4. Implement person centered approaches
5. Equality and inclusion
6. Health, safety, and well-being
7. Responsibilities of a care worker
8. Duty of care
9. Safeguarding and protection

Plus optional units from a wide range of topics including, for example, diabetes, dementia, medication, infection control, mental health, moving and handling, brain injury, and many more.

All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Please contact Integer on 01288 356263 for details of fees and funding opportunities.

The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards. Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces.

The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:

  • adult care worker
  • healthcare assistant/support worker
  • personal assistant.

Units can also be a basis for continuing professional development in the learners’ chosen field.