Health & Social Care Qualifications

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Care

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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. It 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.

Sigma assessors will carry out knowledge workshops and carry out a range of assessments to ensure that competency is attained. You will produce a portfolio of evidence. The majority of assessment will be work-based, using real experiences, written assessments and observations by a qualified assessor.


What progression routes are there?

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.

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Modes of assessment include:

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