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Fee: £752.00

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Payment Plan: Yes ( Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the enrolment  form or add the course to basket via shop to buy now.)


This course is designed for 19+ Adults. The qualification will allow you to work in health and social care. This can either be in a paid role or a voluntary capacity. *Learners must either be employed or volunteering in an appropriate role and have the full support of their employer or placement manager.


The entry requirements for this course are:

  • A good level of written and spoken English is required


Course:  NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care [603/2611/6]

Duration: 8-10 months

Mode: Online/Distance

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification

  • Distance Learning & Self Paced

  • Flexible Tutor and Assessor Support bringing you information, advice and guidance when you need it

  • Get cracking on the next step of your career. Open the door to distance learning.


  1. Communication in Care Settings

  2. Handle Information in Care Settings

  3. Personal Development in Care Settings

  4. Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings

  5. Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings

  6. Health, Safety and Well-Being in Care Settings

  7. Responsibilities of a Care Worker

  8. Duty of Care

  9. Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings

  10. The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control

You will also be required to cover optional unit, which are selected by the VLHS.

Target Group

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.


Who is it suitable for?

Learners or apprentices who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.


What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges and training providers may have their own guidelines.


How many credits are required to complete it?

Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.


How is it assessed?

All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.


How long will it take to complete this qualification?

Learners can usually complete the qualification within 12 months as standalone or within 18-24 months if taken as part of an apprenticeship standard.


Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.


What related qualifications can you progress to?

Qualifications in specialist health pathways or to related health Apprenticeships.


Career opportunities:

The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:

• adult care worker
• healthcare assistant/support worker
• personal assistant.

Units can also be a basis for continuing professional development in the learners chosen field.Funding for our qualificationsFind out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Minimum Age


  • The qualification is delivered by Virtue Learning Hub Solutions and it is awarded by NCFE CACHE, an Ofqual-regulated Awarding Body. All of the qualifications are listed on the Ofqual register.


Learners will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before the qualification can be awarded.

To enrol on this course, please go to our pre-enrolment page and complete the form.  After a chat with one of our advisors, they will then send you official enrolment details.  Alternatively if you are ready to start now.



Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice

  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy

  • Professional discussion

  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations

  • Written assignments

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