Health and Adult Care Level 2 Diploma

Name of Course

TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF).

Who is the course suitable for?

Anybody working in the health and adult care setting.

Entry Requirements

The qualification develops competences and therefore learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable assessment to take place.

There are no other specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Qualification Purpose

The TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) is suitable for learners working in a wide range of roles in a health and adult care settings. The qualification develops competence therefore learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable assessment to take place.

The content links with the knowledge and skills required for the Apprenticeship standards ‘Adult Care Worker’ and ‘Healthcare Support Worker’. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, such as:

  • Adult care worker
  • Healthcare assistant/support worker
  • Personal assistant

Cost of the Course

Funding opportunities may be available.

Mandatory Units/Course Content

Unit Level Guided Learning Hours Credit Value
Communication in care settings 2 20 3
Handle information in care settings 2 10 1
Personal development in care settings 2 23 3
Implement person-centred approaches in care settings 2 39 5
Equality and inclusion in care settings 2 17 2
Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings 2 33 4
Responsibilities of a care worker 2 16 2
Duty of care 2 7 1
Safeguarding and protection in care settings 2 26 3

In addition to the mandatory units, there are 119 optional units (minimum of 22 credits from the optional units) that you would be required to choose from for completing the course. Optional units can be selected which relate specifically to the setting / role.

Length of Course

Total Qualification Time for this course is 460 Hours (243 from the mandatory units and at least 217 from the optional units) over 6-9 months.


The assessment for the course will be undertaken through a range of workbooks and an assessment in the workplace.

Progression Prospects

Successful learners can complete a relevant apprenticeship or progress to other qualifications such as the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care or Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support and to the advanced apprenticeship.

Delivery Methods

Delivery methods for the course may vary but will involve either taught sessions or distance learning.

In order to receive certification for the course, a total of 46 credits must be achieved. The mandatory units listed in the Mandatory Units/Course Content section carry a total of 24 credits. Therefore, a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units must be completed for obtaining the diploma certification.

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