CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Achieve your CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care and start working towards a career in health and social care!
- Nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification.
- Gain an understanding of the policies, legislation, procedures, and codes of practice in relation to equality, diversity, and inclusion in the sector.
- Learn more about person-centred practice and how it can be used to support individuals.
- Study from home at your own pace.
- FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years.
This CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is ideal if you’re considering a career in health and social care.
During your studies, you’ll explore the life stages of human growth and development and the events that can have an impact on this, as well as how you can safeguard vulnerable individuals within your role in health and social care. You will also learn more about the values, functions, and roles in the health and social care sector, how you can support individuals in your care who are affected by dementia, and the nutritional needs at different life stages.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you could either move on to study a level 3 course in health and social care, or use the course to support your progression into a role in the sector. Relevant roles you could progress to include care support worker, healthcare assistant, and community-based support workers.
Up to one year.
Approximately 360 learning hours.
You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care once you have successfully completed this course.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
- 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 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 wellbeing
- Factors which 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 and impact on individual
- Understand how health and social care services meet the care needs of individuals through the lifespan
- Safeguarding and 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 wellbeing of individuals
- Understand the benefits of working in partnership in relation to safeguarding and protection
- Understand effective communication
- Communication and language needs and preferences of individuals and others
- The skills of an effective communicator
- Understand professional relationships in health and social care
- Working relationships that a health and social care practitioner will have
- The role of communication in building and maintaining professional relationships in health and social care
- The term confidentiality and legislation, policies, and procedures relating to the management of information
- How the health and social care practitioner maintains security of data
- The tension between maintaining confidentiality and the need to disclose information
- Understand health and social care values across provision
- Legislation, policies, procedures, and codes of practice in relation to health and social care
- Health and social care values
- How individuals accessing health and social care services are valued
- Understand health and social care provision
- Functions of health and social care services
- Barriers to accessing health and social care services and how they may be overcome
- Definition of informal care and role of informal carers
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner
- Skills, behaviours, and attributes required by health and social care practitioners
- Understand Continuing Professional Development
- Sources of support for learning and development
- Why Continuing Professional Development is integral to the role of the health and social care practitioner
- Understand reflection in relation to Continuing Professional Development
- The role of reflection within Continuing Professional Development
- Understand the types of dementia and the signs and symptoms
- The impact of dementia on an individual’s health and wellbeing
- Understand legislation and frameworks in relation to dementia care
- Understand how to support individuals with dementia
- The importance of an early diagnosis of dementia
- How person-centred care is used to support individuals with dementia
- The role of the health and social care practitioner in supporting the health and wellbeing of an individual with dementia
- Support available for individuals with dementia
- Understand nutritional needs across the lifespan
- The components of a healthy diet
- Current nutritional guidelines for a healthy diet
- Nutritional needs across the life stages
- Understand the impact of diet on health and wellbeing
- Factors which influence dietary intake
- The impact of dietary intake on health and wellbeing
- Understand how the health and social care practitioner promotes a healthy diet
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 360 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 Extended Diploma 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 an NCFE CACHE qualification.
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.
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.