CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care
Achieve your CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care and start working towards a career in the sector!
- Achieve a nationally recgonised NCFE CACHE qualification in health and social care!
- Gain the knowledge you need to work effectively in the health and social care sector.
- Study from home at your own pace.
- FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
This CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care qualification is perfect for anyone looking to work in health and social care, or for those working in an entry-level position in the sector who is looking to develop their career.
During your studies, you will develop your knowledge of the legislation, policies, procedures, and codes of practice in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the health and social care industry, as well as how you can use person-centred practice to support individuals. You will learn more about how health and social care services can meet the care needs of an individual throughout their lifespan, and the various influences that have an impact upon human growth and development. This course will also cover how a health and social care practitioner can safeguard the individuals they care for and themselves, and the action you can take if an individual is at risk of being harmed or abused.
Up to one year.
Approximately 240 hours.
You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care once you have successfully completed this course.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
Qualification number: 601/8854/6
- Understand equality, diversity, and inclusion in health and social care
- Legislation, policies, procedures, and codes of practice in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion
- Understand discrimination
- Approaches to challenge discrimination
- How the health and social care practitioner’s own values, beliefs, and experiences can influence the delivery of care
- Understand person-centred practice
- How person-centred practice is used to support individuals
- Impacts of person-centred practice on individuals
- Ethical dilemmas that may arise when balancing individuals’ rights and duty of care
- Understand human growth and development across the lifespan
- The life stages of human growth and development
- Social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development within each life stage
- Holistic development
- Understand influences which impact upon human growth and development
- The nature versus nurture debate in relation to human growth and development
- The medical model of health and well-being
- The medical model of health and well-being
- Factors that impact upon human growth and development
- The importance of recognising and responding to concerns regarding an individual’s growth and development
- Understand significant life events across the lifespan
- The impact that significant life events may have on an individual
- Understand how health and social care services meet the care needs of individuals through the lifespan
- How health and social care services meet the care needs of individuals through the life stages
- Legislation, policies, procedures, and codes of practice in relation to the safeguarding and protection
- Understand the role and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to safeguarding
- How the health and social care practitioner safeguards individuals and themselves
- Understand types of abuse
- Signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours which may cause concern
- Factors which contribute to an individual being vulnerable to harm or abuse
- Understand action to be taken by the health and social care practitioner in response to evidence or concerns that an individual is at risk or has been harmed or abused
- The responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to whistleblowing
- The boundaries of confidentiality in relation to the safeguarding, protection, and well-being of individuals
- Understand the benefits of working in partnership in relation to safeguarding and protection
This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.
This course will take approximately 240 hours to complete. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.
This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.
The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:
- Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
- Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care.
CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.
CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the leading industry specialists in providing qualifications that specialise in the care and education sector. This course has been developed by experts to ensure that all requirements and skills are covered.
CACHE Alumni membership
Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with a CACHE qualification.
This course will support you in progressing into a number of jobs on the health and social care industry, including:
- Care support workers in adult residential settings.
- Healthcare assistants in the community, primary care, and acute health settings.
- Care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living, or day services.
- Community-based support workers.
You do not need any previous knowledge or skills to enrol on this qualification, however, you must be at least 16 years of age to study this course.
- Expert personal tutor support.
- Dedicated learner services.
- Assignment marking and feedback.
- FREE CV critique service and employability guide to help you impress future employers.
- FREE XO Student Discounts membership.
- FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for two years.
- *Study pack including notebook, pen, and highlighter.
*Not included with the online study option.
You do not need to be working to enrol on this course, however, CACHE does recommend completing 30 hours or more on a work placement to support your learning.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.