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


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
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • 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

 

To achieve the full Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England, learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. To do this they must achieve:

 

  • 24 credits from the mandatory units in Group A
  • 22 credits from the optional units in Group B and/or Group C – a minimum of two credits and a maximum of seven credits must be achieved from Group B, a minimum of 15 credits must be achieved from Group C
  • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Dementia) if their achievement includes CT238 plus one of the following units: CU1667, CU1668, CU1682 or CU1669
  • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Adults with Learning Disabilities) if their achievement includes CT263 plus one of the following units: CU1679 or CU2654.

 

Assessment methods:

  • Portfolio of evidence (competence units)
  • Multiple choice tests (knowledge units)

Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England) Level 3 (QCF)

 

This Level 3 Diploma is available for the children and young people's workforce in England only.

 

This qualification is to guide and assess development of knowledge and skills relating to Early Learning and Childcare, Social Care and the Learning Development and Support Services workforces. This qualification confirms competence in these areas where appropriate and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector.

 

This qualification has been developed in association with Skills for Care and Development, the Sector Skills Council for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and is based on the National Occupational Standards for the industry.

 

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, learners must achieve a minimum of 65 credits. The learner must achieve 27 credits from mandatory Group A. Learners must select one mandatory pathway from Groups B, C or D. Learners selecting Group B (Early Learning and Childcare) must achieve 22 credits. Learners selecting Group C (Social Care) must achieve 13 credits. Learners selecting Group D (Learning, Development and Support Services) must achieve 13 credits. The remaining credits must be achieved from Group E.

 

Assessment methods:

Portfolio of evidence (competence units)

Multiple choice tests (knowledge units)

Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Level 3 (QCF)

 

This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. It is relevant to job roles such as:

  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments
  • Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services
  • Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services
  • Senior support workers in supported living projects
  • Community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas (i.e. 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

To achieve the full Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England, learners must achieve a minimum of 58 credits. To do this they must achieve:

  • 28 credits from the mandatory units in Group A
  • 30 credits from the optional units in Group B and/or Group C – a minimum of two credits and a maximum of seven credits must be achieved from Group B, a minimum of 23 credits must be achieved from Group C
  • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Dementia) if their achievement includes CT242 plus one of the following units: CU1681, CU1682, or CU1683
  • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Adults with Learning Disabilities) if their achievement includes CT263 plus one of the following units: CU1689 or CU2707

 

Assessment methods:

Portfolio of evidence (competence units)

Multiple choice tests (knowledge units)

Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) Level 5 (QCF)

 

This qualification is to guide and assess development of knowledge, understanding and skills in management and advanced practice within health and social care and children and young people’s services. This qualification confirms competence in these areas and serves as the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector where appropriate.

  • Learners can select one of the following pathways:
  • Children and Young People’s Residential Management
  • Children and Young People’s Management
  • Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice
  • Adult Residential Management
  • Adult Management
  • Adult Advanced Practice

 

To achieve the full Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England), learners must achieve a minimum of 80 credits.

 

Assessment methods:

Portfolio of evidence (competence units)

Multiple choice tests (knowledge units)

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