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Health and Social Care

Principles of Care Planning - Level 2 Certificate (Distance Learning)

Part Time

Course Overview

This course is designed for anyone who is looking to enter employment in, or progress within, a number of sectors where an understanding of care planning is important.

You will cover topics such as person-centered thinking, health promotion and personal hygiene. You will gain knowledge and understanding required to facilitate working with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review.

Course Content

This course consists of the following six units, all of which must be completed to achieve the full qualification:

  • Unit 01 Understanding person-centered thinking and planning
  • Unit 02 Care planning for the care worker
  • Unit 03 Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings 
  • Unit 04 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  • Unit 05 Understanding continence care
  • Unit 06 Principles of supporting sleep

Entry Requirement

You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this course, but you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification within the Health and Social Care area.

In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year old you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths


Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.  

We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 hours per week to study this course in your own time.

This course is available:

  • Paper based learning materials with online assessments
  • Fully paper based

Where does this course lead to

Successful completion of this course could lead to employment or further study in areas such as:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support.

How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL097
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 25 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Off Site Provision
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