Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Health and Care Settings in England. The qualification is linked to the following Trailblazer Apprenticeships: Adult Care Worker (mandatory in the standard) Healthcare Support Worker (optional for on- programme) The qualification provides the knowledge and skills for workers who have roles with responsibilities for delivery of care and support such as: Adult Care Worker Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker Personal Assistant This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners. The content of the mandatory units covers person centred approaches, communication, personal development, equality and inclusion, handling information, duty of care, responsibilities of the role, safeguarding, and, health, safety and wellbeing. The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of Healthcare and Care services and to support the delivery of both the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standards. Unit 286 Knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of an adult care worker will be particularly useful for those learners completing this qualification as part the Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship. This qualification allows candidates to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in Healthcare and Adult Care settings. Learners can progress to the City & Guilds level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (3095-31) or the City & Guilds Level 3 Structure To achieve the level 2 Diploma in Care Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. 24 credits must come from the mandatory units in group A. The remaining 22 credits can come from groups B and C with a maximum of 8 credits from group C. There is no minimum requirement for credits in group C

Group A mandatory units

Unit 201 Safeguarding and protection in care settings
Unit 202 Responsibilities of a care worker
Unit 203 Communication in care settings
Unit 205 Duty of care
Unit 206 Handle information in care settings
Unit 207 Personal development in care settings
Unit 209 Equality and inclusion in care settings
Unit 210 Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
Unit 211 Implement person-centred approaches in care settings

Group B optional units

Unit 241 Support individuals to meet personal care needs
Unit 244 Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan
Unit 245 Support individuals to manage continence (barred with unit 260)
Unit 246 Obtain and test specimens from individuals
Unit 247 Prepare individuals for healthcare activities
Unit 249 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort
Unit 250 Select and wear appropriate personal protective equipment for work in healthcare settings
Unit 251 Monitor and maintain the environment and resources during and after health care activities
Unit 253 Contribute to the effectiveness of teams
Unit 254 Support individuals who are distressed
Unit 260 Support individuals to manage continence and care for indwelling catheters (barred with unit 245)
Unit 261 Provide support for therapy sessions
Unit 265 Support effective communication with individuals with a sensory loss
Unit 266 Working as part of a team in health and social care
Unit 268 Contribute to the support of positive risk-taking for individuals
Unit 269 Support care plan activities
Unit 270 Contribute to supporting group care activities
Unit 272 Meet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individuals
Unit 273 Safe practice when visiting individuals in their home
Unit 276 Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
Unit 281 Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology
Unit 283 Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
Unit 284 Contribute to the support of infection prevention and control in adult care
Unit 286 Knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of adult care workers
Unit 314 Undertake physiological measurements
Unit 317 Obtain and test capillary blood samples
Unit 326 Support individuals at the end of life

Group C optional units

Unit 204 Causes and spread of infection
Unit 208 Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
Unit 221 Principles of Health Promotion
Unit 230 Promotion of General Health and Well-being
Unit 243 Dementia Awareness
Unit 262 Understand the impact of Acquired Brain Injury on individuals
Unit 263 Stroke awareness
Unit 264 Introductory awareness of sensory loss
Unit 267 Understanding advocacy
Unit 271 Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in adult care
Unit 274 Understand physical disability
Unit 275 Understand how to work in end of life care
Unit 277 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
Unit 278 Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare
Unit 279 Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
Unit 282 The principles of Infection Prevention and Control
Unit 308 Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
Unit 309 Understand mental health problems

Group D optional units

There are no Grp D Units for this qualification