CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

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Learn and understand all you need for a job in health and social care and gain a recognised qualification. Study in your own environment…

  • Gain an understanding about the fundamental principles of health and social care.
  • Develop your knowledge in equality, diversity and rights.
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification to kick-start your career.
  • Achieve a career working in the health and social care sector.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging learners to select online study as the delivery of study packs is likely to be delayed. For those students who still wish to select study pack, we are providing free e-learning access, where available, to avoid any interruption of study. These students will receive access to our e-learning platform within 24 hours, and their study pack will follow in due course. Students who wish to study online only, are unaffected and will receive their e-learning access within 24 hours.

Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in health and social care, this CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma is ideal for students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and aspire to achieve a career working in the health and social care sector.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 360 learning hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course Content
  • 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 well-being
  • 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 well-being 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 types of Dementia and the signs and symptoms
  • The impact of dementia on an individual’s health and well-being
  • 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 well-being 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 well-being
  • Factors which influence dietary intake
  • The impact of dietary intake on health and well-being
  • Understand how the health and social care practitioner promotes a healthy diet
Extra Info

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination 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

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

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 of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.

Q&As

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however you must be at least 16 years of age.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

You do not need to be working to enrol onto this course as this is a knowledge only qualification.

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you.

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 Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

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