Health and Social Care - Level 2 Certificate (NVQ)

Course overview

National Vocational Qualifications are one of the most popular qualifications within industry as they are delivered during working hours and demonstrate competency within a job role. These qualifications are based on national occupational standards, which are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspect of a specified occupation, including current best practice and are ideal for addressing skills gaps as well as identifying competence.

To achieve the full qualification, candidates must attain a minimum of 46 credits in total, comprising all the mandatory units and the remaining credits will be achieved by selecting the optional units.

The Learning and Skills Development Officer will provide support and guidance in selecting the appropriate units.

Mandatory Units

• Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
settings
• Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young
people’s settings
• Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young
people’s settings
• Introduction to duty of care in health social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
• The role of the health and social care worker
• Implement person centred approaches in health and social care
• Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
• Handle information in health and social care settings

Optional Units

• Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
• Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
• Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
• Understand mental health problems
• Dementia awareness
• The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia
• Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care
• Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia
• Using a person centred approach
• Understand the role of communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
• Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion
• Understand factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who
have dementia
• Introduction of personalisation in social care
• The principles of infection prevention and control
• Causes and spread of infection
• Cleaning, decontamination and waste management
• Understand the context of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access
healthcare
• Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
• Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
• Principles of self-directed support
• Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
• Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and
sexual health
• Understanding physical ability
• Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
• Introductory awareness of sensory loss
• Introductory awareness of models of disability
• Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects
• Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of
individuals with dementia
• Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
• Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising
risks
• Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have
Dementia
• Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice
• Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia
• Provide support for mobility
• Contribute to monitoring the health of individuals affected by health conditions
• Support individuals to carry out their own health care procedures
• Support participation in learning and development activities
• Support independence in the tasks of daily living
• Provide support for journeys
• Provide support for leisure activities
• Support individuals to access and use
• Support care plan activities
• Support individuals to eat and drink
• Support individuals to meet personal care needs
• Support individuals to manage continence
• Provide agreed support for foot care
• Gain access to the homes of individuals, deal with emergencies and ensure security on
departure
• Contribute to the care of a deceased person
• Contribute to supporting group care activities
• Undertake agreed pressure area care
• Support individuals undergoing healthcare activities
• Obtain and test capillary blood samples
• Obtain and test specimens from individuals
• Move and position individuals in accordance with their care plan
• Meet food safety requirements when providing food and drink for individuals
• Provide support for sleep
• Contribute to the support of positive risk taking for individuals
• Support individuals in the relationships
• Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review
• Support individuals to live at home

Entry requirements

To be working a minimum of 10 hours per week in a appropriate vocational role which will enable you to gather the evidence for your qualification

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this qualification will be via direct observation in the working environment.  Knowledge will also be assessed via assignments or a portfolio of evidence. Some of the evidence used in portfolios will include; witness testimonies, professional discussion and the learners' own plans and written records.

What can I do next

Upon completing this qualification a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to further study.

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Start Date
Flexible

Qualifications / Level
Level 2

Study Type
Part Time

Location
Workplace

Cost
£1175.00

Course Code
TG07009-1