NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Care
- Health, Public Services and Care, Health, Health and Social Care
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.
The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, interests and to reflect the context of their work.
It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.
The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.
Who is it suitable for?
Learners or apprentices who wish to work or are working in a variety of different settings within the NHS and private care facilities.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges and training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete it?
Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification. Learners must achieve 24 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 22 credits from the optional units.
How is it assessed?
All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.
How long will it take to complete this qualification?
Learners can usually complete the qualification within 12 months as standalone or within 18-24 months if taken as part of an apprenticeship standard.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Qualifications in specialist health pathways or to related health Apprenticeships.
The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.
Upon completion, learners can enter either the adult care or health workforces. The content is applicable to a variety of roles, including:
• adult care worker
• healthcare assistant/support worker
• personal assistant.
Units can also be a basis for continuing professional development in the learners chosen field.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
Qualification SpecificationLessMore info Download
This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.
Qualification FactsheetLessMore info Download
The Key Facts document details all of the important information you need to know about this qualification.
Joint Skills for Care and Skills for Health Assessment PrinciplesLessMore info Download
This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.
Care Certificate MappingLessMore info Download
This document sets out how the Care Certificate maps across to other resources that are used within the health and social care sectors.
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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.
Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.
The adaptation addendum document contains further information of how learning outcome / evidence of competence needs to be met either within the workplace or via alternative assessment methods.
Adaptations should also be applied in line with the ‘HSC, Early Years and Childcare - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document which can be found below.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
HSC, EY and CC - Joint AO Adaptation Guidance 2021_22 V1.0 Sept 2021LessMore info Download
2021-22 AT 60326189 V3.0LessMore info Download