Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)

Competence-based qualification (NVQ) QCF based programme


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10326
Campus: Newtownards
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Health & Care

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Course Overview

NVQ level 2 Diploma in Health and social care - This work-based course is the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements in the social care sector in Wales and Northern Ireland. It could lead to employment as a care assistant, support worker, key worker or healthcare assistant in residential settings, community and primary care environments, acute health environments, domiciliary services, day services or supported living projects

Learners must take nine mandatory units, and then have a choice of optional knowledge and competence units covering different areas of health and social care such as supporting person-centred approaches, advocacy, health care, supporting those with disabilities, learning disabilities or dementia.

You would like to work as a Social Worker, Care Worker or Nurse.

About human lifespan development, health and social care services, anatomy and physiology for health and social care.

The work experience included in this course working in a nursing home or within a childcare setting.

If you achieve this qualification, you can progress to the Level 3 in Health and Social Care. You could then progress to the HNC in Health and Social Care or an HND in Applied Practice Working with Children and Families /Foundation Degree Early Years which will lead to jobs such as nursing, social work or Early Years Practitioner.

2 GCSEs at Grade D or above and a strong desire to work in a health or social care setting and are committed to undertaking work experience. You are required to complete an Access NI clearance.

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