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Personal Care Needs - Level 2


The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs is to give learners specialist knowledge to support their work within the health and social care sectors. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding by successfully completing the units required.

This qualification is designed for anyone who is seeking to increase their knowledge both in theory and practical skills.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
25 Nov 2024
Community Based
4 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This Level 2 Certificate in the Personal Care Needs will not confirm competence in a job role but will provide an opportunity for learners to develop knowledge and build CPD.

It can also be used to enhance the CV and provide background knowledge for those looking to gain employment in the health and social care sector.

Level 3 qualifications can support progression to higher level study, which requires knowledge and skills different from those gained at Levels 1 and 2.

Level 3 qualifications enable learners to:

  • Apply factual, procedural and theoretical subject knowledge
  • Use relevant knowledge and methods to address complex, non-routine problems
  • Interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas
  • Understand the nature of the area of study or work
  • Demonstrate an awareness of different perspectives and approaches
  • Identify, select and use appropriate cognitive and practical skills
  • Use appropriate research to inform actions
  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of their own methods

Progression could lead onto Level 3 Diploma in Adult care and Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.

Key information

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme, but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification obtained

Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs

Extra costs and equipment

There are no other costs or equipment requirements for this course.

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

No work placement is required.

How will I learn?

The course is delivered 3 days a week over 6 weeks, from the course start date. This will be 5-hour classroom-based sessions with a specialist course tutor. The tutor will also be available for support and will guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.

Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. The assessment tasks take the form of an electronic workbook. You will also have access to a Virtual Learning Platform which will provide you with additional resources to support completion of the qualification.

This qualification aims to:

  • Focus on the study of personal care needs in the health and social care sectors
  • Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge

The objective of this qualification is to:

  • Give learners specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with personal care needs

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed in written assignments, Powerpoint presentations and case studies.

The following modules are covered:

  • Unit 01 - Understand person-centred care
  • Unit 02 - Understand how to support personal hygiene
  • Unit 03 - Understand foot care for individuals
  • Unit 04 - Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health
  • Unit 05 - Understand pressure area care
  • Unit 06 - Understand sepsis