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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector

This Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector is aimed at learners who are considering or starting out in, a career in the health sector. It equips learners with underpinning knowledge and understanding of the sector and roles within it. This qualification develops the knowledge and understanding needed to become an effective member of a health care team.


This qualification is designed for learners interested in, or new to, working in the health sector. It would benefit those working within the sector to support their progression and personal development into a wide range of health care roles both NHS and private.

The aims of this course are to allow students to develop a knowledge and understanding of the following aspects of working in health sector occupations:

• Role of the health care worker
• Communication skills
• Personal development in the health sector
• Health, safety and security in the health sector
• Understanding quality standards
• Equality, diversity and inclusion

Designed for learners connected to the health sector.  Ideal for those looking for progression or personal growth into various  health care roles.
A formal qualification

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

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: ST249

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

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

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 a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

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.

Assessment

Each unit is followed by a written tutor marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  You will not be required to take an external exam.

Course Outcomes

This course provides successful students with a qualification from NCFE, listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework Database: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector; QCF Qual No: 601/4128/1. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Additional Information
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.
Section 1
Understand the role of the healthcare worker (Y/506/6055)

This unit provides the knowledge required to understand the nature of working relationships, working in ways that are agreed with the employer and working in partnership with others.

Guided learning hours: 20

Credit Value: 3

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 12 months.

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.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

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