Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs (NCFE)
The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding in Personal Care Needs is to give adult learners specialist knowledge to support their work within the social care and healthcare sectors. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding by successfully completing the units required.
The qualification is suitable for adults who are working within the health and social care sector and are looking to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of personal care needs.
Adults with no formal qualifications can apply although a good standard of English is required. Applicants may be asked to undergo an initial assessment at the interview stage.
This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to adult learners who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.
Mandatory units include:
Understand person centred care Understand how to support personal hygiene Understand footcare for individuals Understand pressure area care
Progression Next Steps
A relevant Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care.
Fee waivers may be available for this programme. Please contact our admissions team for further information.
To achieve this qualification, you must achieve a total of 20 credits from 9 mandatory units. This is a knowledge only qualification and you do not need to be working to take the qualification.
The qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence and consists of 20 credits from 9 mandatory units.