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Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Training Course

Level 2 Diploma Health & Social Care Training Courses

Level 2 QCF / NVQ in Health & Social CareThe Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care replaces the NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care course. This level 2 diploma in health and social care is the equivalent of a GCSE qualification. The course is recommended for those who are looking to move into the care sector, or are working mainly under supervision.

Successful implementation of the training learnt on this diploma will help organisations meet the conditions and standards underlined by the Care Quality Commission. (CQC)

For this reason, a Level 2 Diploma is highly recommended for home care assistants, community carers, health care support workers and residential adult care home staff.

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care Course

The level 2 Diploma course focuses on enabling quality person-centred care, developing and maintaining an individual’s independence, and improving the delivery of care to service users. Learners can customise their Diploma course to suit them, with generic, dementia and learning disabilities pathways available.

Delegates will need to gain a minimum of 24 mandatory (Group A) credits, between 2-7 optional Group B credits, and at least 15 optional Group C credits. In total, delegates will need to achieve a total of at least 46 credits to earn the Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma.

Mandatory Units

  • SHC 21: Introduction to Communication in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • SHC 22: Introduction to Personal Development in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • SHC 23: Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • SHC 24: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • HSC 024: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • HSC 025: The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker.
  • HSC 026: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • HSC 027: Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 028: Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings.

Optional Units

The optional knowledge and competence units cover a variety of areas in health and social care. Learners can choose to attain a general qualification in health and social care, or specialise in either Dementia or Learning Disabilities.


This OFQUAL accredited Diploma complies with the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards approved by Skills for Care and Development.

Who would benefit from this course?

Anyone who supports and assists individuals with their physical and emotional care would find this course useful.

How does assessment take place?

Our assessment process prepares learners for the challenges their occupation will involve. A vocationally trained Diploma assessor helps to assemble their portfolio and guide them for the duration of the diploma. Email and telephone support is available throughout the Level 2 Diploma  course.

What are the entry requirements?

Aone Social Care Training is an equal opportunities training course provider. Potential participants only need to have been employed in a vocational setting relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care in order for them to complete the qualification successfully.

How long will it take?

The course is completely flexible and we encourage students to learn at their own pace. The awarding body do stipulate that candidates complete the course within 9 months, but most students will successfully finish the programme in around 6!

The course fee (£750) can be paid using our Easy Payment Plan or it can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan.

How would I progress further?

Graduates have the option of moving on to NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or specialist courses, such as MRSA / C.Diff training or Catheter Awareness training.

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Training

If you need more information about our Level 2 Diploma training courses for care home staff and health and social care professionals, please fill out the form below.

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