Course Code: SC1FE405 Care - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 14 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 24 Weeks / £2,225 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryThis qualification combines the assessment of knowledge and competence and will support you to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments. It will not only support employment opportunities, but also the possibility of progressing on to the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. Entry RequirementsNo previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 year of age on the 31st August before the course start date. Prior to enrolment you will need to find a placement in an adult care setting (e.g., care home, hospital, recovery services, rehabilitation centre, mental health services or groups, day centre, home care etc.). You will need to be able to attend the placement for a minimum of 6 hours a week for the duration of the course. You will need to ensure that the setting is willing for observations to take place either with an assessor attending in person or via live link. Qualification ObtainedDiploma in Care Industry Placement and Field TripsA placement is essential for this course, a minimum of 6 hours of working or volunteering within the adult care sector is required. There are no field trips on this programme. Part of this programme includes an industry placement in a health or care related setting with a local employer. It is highly likely that employers will request any students who attend their setting for an industry placement are vaccinated for COVID:19. Learning and Teaching MethodsYour course will begin with you attending college for an induction session to meet the curriculum team. The course will then be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 18 weeks (term time only). Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. Approximately every 5 weeks you will attend College for a small group seminar within your scheduled delivery time. All dates for college attendance will be provided at the start of your course. You will also have regular contact with your assessor throughout your course who will also attend your placement to observe the development of your skills in practice. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods The qualification consists of both mandatory and optional units. Please find below the units which are covered within this qualification. All units are assessed through written assessments and practical observation. There are no exams within this qualification. The mandatory units are: DC1 Communication in care settings DC2 Handle information in care settings DC3 Personal development in care settings DC4 Implement person-centred approaches in care settings DC5 Equality and inclusion in care setting DC6 Health, safety and well-being in care settings DCHS7 Responsibilities of a care worker DC8 Duty of care DCH9 Safeguarding and protection in care settings Relevant optional units will be discussed with your assessor and will be chosen to reflect the setting where you will be assessed. Potential optional units may include the principles of infection control, causes and spread of infection, supporting individuals to access and use information about services and facilities, supporting daily living and supporting activities for groups and individuals. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAs this course is delivered online, regular access to a PC/laptop/tablet is essential in order to attend the sessions and to complete the assessment tasks/electronic workbooks. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. You may need to consider any costs that you would incur to attend placement. Some support with travel and childcare costs may be available. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This qualification will support many roles within the adult care sector; this can include residential support worker, care assistant, mental health support or a clinical support worker. Completion of this course may lead to an opportunity to progress onto the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or specialist Level 3 courses such as Level 3 Mental Health Awareness or Level 3 Dementia Awareness.