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Diploma in Adult Social Care – Level 2

This programme is designed for individuals working, volunteering, or wishing to work, in a variety of care settings within the NHS or private care facilities.

The course is designed to support employees to develop the knowledge and skills that are required to work effectively in a range of clinical healthcare settings, and includes both mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow the learner to choose units relevant to their work situation, ensuring a bespoke programme to meet individual needs.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to achieve the qualification: 24 credits from the mandatory units and and 22 credits from a range of optional units.

The mandatory units include: 

  • 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 settings
  • DC6      Health, safety and well-being in care settings
  • DCHS7 Responsibilities of a care worker
  • DC8      Duty of care
  • DCHS9 Safeguarding and protection in care settings

The programme also covers legislation, standards, policies and procedures of care, dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting learners to safely support individuals with their daily needs.

We work closely with employer to embed company standards and core values/standards.


Following successful completion of the programme, the learner may be able to progress to Level 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care, if working in an appropriate setting.


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Course Information

Title: Diploma in Adult Social Care

        Code: UCQ/A35

  Duration: The course is designed to be completed over a 9 month period with full support from a tutor throughout the programme.

 Upon successful completion of the programme students will achieve an CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Adult Social Care

  Transferable skills developed will include:

  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy & literacy skills
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving
  • Personal motivation and organisation skills
  • Research
  • Team work

 Start dates are flexible; students can enrol throughout the year and study at a time and place to suit their circumstances.

 Students will receive a dedicated assessor who will provide regular tuition, delivery and support.  

 Study Format: Tutorials; remote activity and assessment; robust feedback and work-based support.  During the programme students will be observed in the work setting to assess competency and support development of new knowledge and skills.