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Health and Social Care

Level 2 Care Diploma

Part Time

Course Overview

This qualification provides evidence of competence in delivering care within a range of adult care services.  It is a work-based qualification and therefore you will need a supportive employer to allow assessment in the workplace.  It is usually completed over a 12 month period but course length may vary according to the setting and the nature of your job role.  You will be assessed by one of our highly-skilled and occupationally-competent members of staff.

Course Content

You will be allocated an assessor who visits the work setting every 4 to 6 weeks to support and guide you through your qualification. You will need to complete both mandatory units plus optional knowledge & competency units. The mandatory units include, safeguarding and protection, personal development and
equality and Inclusion

Entry Requirement

The minimum entry age is 18 for this course. There are no formal entry criteria, though a good standard of English and maths is required, which will be assessed via initial assessment on enrollment. This is a Vocational Qualification and the candidate needs to be currently working in a care setting and have 3 months’ work experience.


This diploma is delivered in the workplace using a variety of assessment methods, with competency evidence collected throughout the course.  Assessment methods include: workplace observations, witness testimonies, professional discussion, oral and written questions and work product evidence.

Where does this course lead to

You can progress to a level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, where the job role allows.

How to Enrol

To find out more information or to enrol please email workbasedlearning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference.

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Course Outline

Course Code: MXEL321
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 35 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Flexible
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £1783.00)
Registration Fees: £114.00
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