Level 2 Principles of Care Planning Certificate

Level 2 Principles of Care Planning Certificate

Level 2 Principles of Care Planning Certificate

Level 2 Principles of Care Planning Certificate

Level 2 Principles of Care Planning Certificate

Part Time

Course Overview

This TQUK qualification will allow you to understand your role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care and support. It also enables you to develop and implement care plans and contribute to the review of these by observing, monitoring and reporting on the care activities you are responsible for.

Care planning relates to addressing an individual’s full range of needs whilst accounting for their circumstances and preferences. It helps individuals to become involved in decisions about their care and to achieve the outcomes they want. Care planning plays an important role in healthcare and creates a person-centred approach to care.

Course Content

This course consists of 6 units, all need to be achieved to gain the full qualification:

Unit 1: Understanding person-centred thinking and planning 
      • Including current legislation and policies
Unit 2: Care planning for the care worker 
      • Including how personal beliefs affect care plans and care planning in relation to your own role
Unit 3: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings 
      •  including principles of a balanced diet and the importance of special dietary requirements
  • Unit 4: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene 
      • Including helping individuals in a sensitive manner, not imposing your own values and maintaining the dignity of individuals
Unit 5: Understanding continence care
      • Including an understanding of the body's waste functions and the possible reasons for incontinence.
Unit 6: Principles of supporting sleep. 
      • Including understanding the importance of sleep and how sleep contributes to an individual's well-being

Entry Requirement

This course is most suited to those who have experience or who currently work within the Health and Social Care Sector.

You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this course, but you may find it helpful if you have 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 years 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 to 4 hours per week to study this course in your own time.

You will be given submission dates for each unit to help you stay on track and complete within the allocated timeframe.  This course is available via: 

  • Online assessments with paper based learning materials
  • Fully paper based

Where does this course lead to

These courses are great for continued professional development within an exsisting role and can also lead to employment or further study in areas within the care sector.

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 and complete an application.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL097

Study Mode: Part Time


Duration: 25 Weeks

Start Date: Anytime

Day & Time: Flexible Learning

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