Adult Care Level 2 Diploma (part-time)

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

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. 

This is a care recognised qualification. 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

What I'll learn

You study units which reflect the varied nature of health and social care. They include:

  • communication and individual rights
  • meeting individual needs
  • cultural diversity
  • human lifespan development
  • creative and therapeutic activities
  • the impact of diet on health  

In addition to this you have the opportunity to improve English and maths and gain first aid and functional skills qualifications.   

The qualification includes 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.


How I'll learn

You learn through classroom-based lessons and activities plus supervised work placements.

You will learn about a wide range of areas, including dementia awareness, mental health and wellbeing, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

In addition to your studies, you will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement to be able to demonstrate your competence, knowledge and skills.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment is through written assignments, which is assessed internally and moderated externally.


Entry Requirements

You will need four GCSEs grade 4 (D), including English and maths.

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications you would like us to consider please contact us with your details.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.