Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

Diploma in Care (ICQ)

This Apprenticeship provides the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed for employment in Care.


Diploma in Care

Qualification Level

Level 2

Awarding Organisation


Instruction Language


Qualification Duration

12 months

Additional pricing information

This qualification cannot be funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Who is this course suitable for?

This Apprenticeship framework is aimed at individuals working in care and care management, and aims to provide a workforce with the skills, knowledge and competencies to support the training needed to work in the healthcare industry.

Level 2 Diploma in Care is the basic entry level qualification for care staff. It is the qualification all care staff must have. It was known as the NVQ level 2 in care. It is for students who work or wish to work in health or social care. This qualification is for learners who are working as; care workers, healthcare assistants, support worker, personal assistant etc

The Level 2 Diploma in Care, replaces the NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care.

This is a qualification for both health and social care jobs. Leaner can join either the healthcare or social care workforce with this level 2 diploma.


What is required to join this course?

This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 and above. This qualification is a competency based qualification and chosen units need to be linked to their job role. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already received initial training and or experience work in care.


Aims and objectives of this qualification

This qualification aims to:

  • Provide learners with the skills they need to operate as a care support worker.
  • Confirm competence of those already working in healthcare.
  • Allow learners to develop skills in a range of areas relevant to the standard of care needed in their job role.



How will this course be taught?
This is a work based qualification. Learners will be visited in their workplace by a Trainer, who will assess them using observation, discussion, evidence, assignments and witness statements. Assessors will require access to carry out observation of the learner in the workplace demonstrating their skills, attributes and competencies. This will be necessary and will be used to assess your competence in your job.


What is the structure of this course?

There are mandatory and optional units. Learners must achieve a total of 46 credits. 24 credits will come from the mandatory units. 22 credits will come from the optional units. There are 9 mandatory units. Learners can choose from a selection of over 100 optional units depending on their job role and personal development needs.


Choosing Optional Units

Kiwi will allocate a dedicated course trainer to the learners undertaking the level 2 diploma in care. The Care Skilled trainer will help the learner choose the best optional units for them and their job.


What are the career/progression opportunities?

People with this qualification typically work as or lead in to roles such as Care Worker (Adult Care), Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Personal Assistant. With further training and experience management or other development opportunities may become available.

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  • Unit 01
    Responsibilities of a care worker.
  • Unit 02
    Implement person-centred approach in care settings.
  • Unit 03
    Personal development in care settings.
  • Unit 04
    Equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Unit 05
    Communication in care settings
  • Unit 06
    Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Unit 07
    Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Unit 08
    Duty of care
  • Unit 09
    Handle information in care settings



Learners can choose from a selection of over 100 optional units.

To find out more about this Qualification please enquire. 

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