Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competence based qualification which has been developed with Skills for Care, Skills for Health and in consultation with employers who provide adult care and health services.

This qualification consists of mandatory units covering core knowledge and skills competencies with optional specialisms which can be are combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of different learners. The optional units are designed to meet the requirements of a range of healthcare and care services and to support the delivery of both the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship Standards. To achieve the level 2 Diploma in Care Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. 24 credits must come from the mandatory units in group A. The remaining 22 credits can come from groups B and C with a maximum of 8 credits from group C.

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is an occupational qualification for learners who work in Health and Care Settings in England. The qualification provides the knowledge and skills for workers who have roles with responsibilities for delivery of care and support such as; adult care workers, healthcare assistant/support workers and personal assistants. The qualification is approved by Skills for Care.

This competency-based qualification is designed to be assessed in the workplace as you undertake your normal work role. The evidence must at all times reflect the policies and procedures of your work place as informed by current legislation, the relevant codes of conduct and service standards for the sector.

Assessment Methods

Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competence-based qualification which is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. You we be measured against learning outcomes and assessment criteria described in each unit of the qualification. You must meet all the learning outcomes within the chosen units and meet the rules of combination to be able to be awarded the qualification. The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.

Modes of assessment include:

  • Direct observation
  • Oral questioning
  • Case studies
  • Assignments and projects

Progression Options

It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF), or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which they work.

Course Summary

Course Title Health and Social Care Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements


  • An appropriate role in the health and social care sector

  • Working towards or completion of the Care Certificate as part of a
    high-quality induction programme

  • Initial assessment and a Skillscan 

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