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CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Course Code

OSC1137

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.

Course overview

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.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 360 learning hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care once you have successfully completed this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info

Assessment

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.

Course duration

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.

Study method

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.

Course outcome

QRN: 601/8855/8

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Awarding body

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.

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