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City & Guilds RQF Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

This is a suitable qualification for those who are just starting employment in the social care industry or those who are already working as a social care assistant/worker.

How will the qualifications be assessed?

You will build up a portfolio of evidence. This will be in the form of written statements or ‘Reflective Accounts’ along with supporting work products you have produced.

An assessor will visit you in the workplace at some point and undertake observations of you at work. These will be planned in advance in order to cause the minimum disruption to your work routine and to try to capture as much information as possible in one visit.

You may also supply witness testimonies or statements from third parties with whom you work. This may include a supervisor or a line manager or other suitably qualified individuals who understand your job role and the standards you have to meet to obtain this level of qualification.

Once completed, you may progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Social Care. Some of the work you have completed in the level 2 may count towards this.

You will work through each unit step by step with your assessor to enable you to achieve all of the units that make up the full award.

You will need to complete mandatory units then choose from a wide range of optional units that cover both knowledge as well as your actual working practice.

Course Units

If you are interested in a natural career progression you can work with your assessor to map a pathway that includes relevant learning that covers both your level 2 diploma and that can then lead you onto the level 3 diploma.

Mandatory RQF Units

201 Safeguarding and protection in care settings

202 Responsibilities of a care worker

203 Communication in care settings

205 Duty of care

206 Handle information in care settings

207 Personal development in care settings

209 Equality and inclusion in care settings

210 Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings

211 Implement person-centred approaches in care settings


The cost of the course is £1095.00+VAT. An observation fee is also payable subject to your location. Should you wish to pay in full by card please use code PIF15 for 15% off or call +44 (0)1472 240112. Interest-free payment plans are available to suit all budgets with no credit checks.


On average, most learners will complete in 6 months. Some learners may take less depending on their personal circumstances and how much time they have to dedicate to the course. We will work at a pace that suits you. You will have full uncapped support for 12 months.

Entry Requirements

You must be in employment in the social care setting. This can be full, part-time or in a voluntary capacity.

Age Restrictions 

The level 2 Diploma is not approved for those who are under the age of 16.


England and all channel islands.

What is RQF?

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (RQF Regulated Qualification Framework ) is the way of recognising achievement through the awarding of credits for qualifications and individual units and applies to England.
It aims to provide a more flexible route to gaining qualifications and enables progression to be achieved in smaller steps through the accumulation of credit.

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