NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care
- Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
- Nested Qualification
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification covers a range of key subject areas in health and social care.
What is a nested qualification?
This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Certificate, Extended Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.
Who are they suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who wish to progress into further education or the workplace.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How is it assessed?
All units in this qualification are internally graded A* - D.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will not be required to attend placement in a Real Work Environment, however 30 hours or more of work placement is recommended in order to support their learning.
How long does it take to complete?
Learners will usually be able to achieve the Certificate in less than one year.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
This qualification provides direct progression to our Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Learners can also progress onto further learning at Level 3 and above.
Funding for our qualifications?
Find out more about funding for these and other qualifications on the funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:
• care support workers in adult residential settings
• healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
• care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
• community-based support workers.
More detail on the range of job roles and potential progression paths is provided in the Qualification Specification.
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NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 AWARD IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH (501/0038/5)
NCFE CACHE LEVEL 1 AWARD IN NUTRITION AND HEALTH (600/5142/5)
NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (601/8855/8)
NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 AWARD IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (601/6108/5)
NCFE CACHE LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (601/6110/3)
Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
2021-22 AT 60188558 V1.0LessMore info Download