NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Care
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Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. To work in care is to make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. Adult Care Workers need to have the right values and behaviours developing competences and skills to provide high quality compassionate care and support. They are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives which is at the heart of person centred care. Job roles are varied and determined by and relevant to the type of the service being provided and the person supported. Adult Care Workers may work in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres, a person’s own home or some clinical healthcare settings.
To achieve the level 2 Diploma in care 46 credits must be met This is made up of nine mandatory units - How and why we communicate, Personal development, Health and safety and wellbeing, How information is handled, The duty of care of a social care worker, Safeguarding and protection, Responsibilities of a care worker, Equality and inclusion in a care setting and Implementing personal approaches in a care setting. Following the mandatory units, students have to achieve 22 credits from the option units. These can be chosen in relation to the student’s job role and workplace setting for instance; Dementia care, Domiciliary care, Residential care, Mental health, Supported living, and Learning disabilities. Units are made up of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours so what the student must know and what the student must be able to do in their job role.
This course is free if you meet entry and eligibility criteria.