NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Our course code: X225

Course fee £345 or from £26 per month

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It’s inspiring when news stories celebrate Britain’s oldest people. But what’s more inspiring is the praise care staff get for helping them get there. It speaks boundaries for great care people because they’re doing great things. Aspiring to help others thrive, stay safe, and become more independent is admirable because you’ll be making a difference. That’s something we’re proud to help you get started with. Our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care teaches you the essential skills you’ll need to get started in this sector. You’ll look at equality and diversity, growth and development, as well as the role of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Although you won’t need to attend a placement to complete this course, we do recommend you complete around 30 hours of relevant work experience to support your learning.

Health and Social Care are about empathy. It’s about inclusivity and acceptance. A sector of care, love and trust and connection. About building relationships or supporting people often forgotten in society.

Health and Social Care isn’t just helping people in care homes. It’s providing guidance and encouragement to people with all care needs through emotional and physical support. It’s learning about people’s specific needs and adapting to give them a better quality of life. As a result, you’ll gain a genuine sense of fulfilment.

Health and Social Care isn’t just helping people in care homes.

Advantages of working in the Health and Social Care sector

  1. Find enjoyment in making a difference to someone’s life
  2. No degree is necessary to start your career within the sector
  3. Diverse job market. Work anywhere from hospitals to homes
  4. Growing population means there’s always a need for workers
  5. Plenty of chance to grow in various directions through education

Helping people to thrive in a safe spaces is admirable because you’ll make a difference

If you’re a people person looking for a new sense of purpose, a career within this sector could be for you. Our Health and Social Care Level 2 gives you a taste of the sector, but if you want to go further, we’ve the courses to help you get there.

On our Health and Social Care Level 2 course, you will:

  • Learn about the terms equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Consider sector legislation, policies and codes of practice
  • Explore approaches to challenge discrimination
  • Realise the impact of your values, beliefs and experiences
  • Examine the life stages of human growth and development
  • Read around the whole nature versus nurture debate
  • Uncover care needs of individuals through the life stages
  • Understand how practitioners can safeguard individuals

Our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care teaches you all the skills you’ll need to get started in your career.

  • A formal qualification

    This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
  • Our course code: X225
  • Qualification code: 601/8855/8
  • Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Study Hours

Guided learning hours for this course is 180 hours.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Assessment

While studying your course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. The training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - NCFE CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and rights in health and social care.

You cover the following areas:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • How practitioners contribute to inclusive practice
  • Types of discrimination
  • Approaches to challenge discrimination
  • Influence of values, beliefs, and experiences on delivery of care
  • Person-centred practice used to support individuals
  • Impacts of person-centred practice on individuals
  • Ethics in relation to rights and duty of care
2: Human Growth and Development

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of human growth and development across the lifespan.

You cover the following areas:

  • Life stages of human growth and development
  • Social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in life stages
  • Holistic development
  • Nature versus nurture in relation to growth and development
  • Factors impacting growth and development
  • Significant life events and their impact across each life stage
  • Care needs of individuals and how they are met across life stages
3: Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults in health and social care.

You’ll cover the following areas:

  • What is safeguarding and protection
  • Legislation, policies, procedures, and code of practice
  • Types of abuse
  • Signs, symptoms, indicators, and behaviours
  • Actions to take if harm or abuse is suspected
  • Responsibilities of practitioners in relation to whistleblowing
  • How practitioners safeguard individuals and themselves
  • Confidentiality in relation to safeguarding, protection and well-being
4: Communication in health and social care

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of communication in health and social care.

You’ll cover the following areas:

  • Types of communication
  • Communication and language needs and preferences of different individuals
  • The skills of an effective communicator
  • The difference between a professional relationship and a personal relationship
  • The types of 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
  • Legislation, policies and procedures relating to the management of information
  • How the health and social care practitioner maintains security of data.
5: Working in health and social care

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of working in health and social care.

You’ll cover the following areas:

  • 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
  • Types of health and social care services
  • Functions of health and social care services
  • Barriers to accessing health and social care services and how they may be overcome
  • The role of informal carers
  • Jobs within the health and social care sectors
  • The responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner
  • Continuing professional development
  • The role of reflection within continuing professional development.
6: Anatomy and physiology for health and social care

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

You’ll cover the following areas:

  • The structure of the major organs
  • The structure and function of the bodily systems
  • The relationships between the bodily systems in maintaining healthy function
  • How the bodily systems coordinate to maintain homeostasis in the human body.
7: Health and wellbeing

The aim of this unit is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of health and well-being.

You’ll cover the following areas:

  • The concept of health and wellbeing, and factors that impact it
  • The purpose of health promotion
  • Types of health promotion activities
  • Current national health promotion campaigns
  • The benefits of health promotion for an individual’s health and wellbeing
  • Strategies used to promote the health and wellbeing of individuals.
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!