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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)

Ref:
603/4401/5
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care

Level
Level 2
Minimum entry age
16
GLH
360
TQT
460
Credit Value
46

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification is designed for learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of health and social care settings within Northern Ireland.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units.

The mandatory units cover core competencies that have been categorised around the following four key themes:
• Communication and Information Sharing
• Health and Wellbeing
• Principles and Values
• Continuing Professional Development in Health and Social Care.

The optional units allow learners to choose from a wide variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs and interests, and to reflect the context of their work.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or wishing to work in a variety of different settings within health and social care in Northern Ireland.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but centres may have their own guidelines.

How is this qualification structured?

Learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits to gain this qualification.
Learners must achieve 31 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 15 credits from the optional units.
Please note that in order to achieve the minimum 360 guided learning hours (GLH), centres must ensure learners have chosen optional units that meet the minimum 104 GLH.

How is it assessed?

All units are internally assessed.

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?

Upon completion, learners can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland).

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.

Qualifications available in Northern Ireland

We offer a range of qualifications in Northern Ireland, including bespoke, tailored provision that we developed in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. For more information please visit our dedicated Northern Ireland provision webpage here.


Qualification Specification (PDF)
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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.

Key Facts
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the centre, learner and employer.

Optional Units (PDF)
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Support Handbook
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This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the Qualification Specification.

Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles
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This mandatory document outlines the policies and principles for assessing competence units.

Letter of Support - Northern Ireland Social Care Council
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Letter of Support - North West Regional College
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Qualification Specification (Word)
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This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in MS Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Optional Units (Word)
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This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification in Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Tutor Guidance (PDF)
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This document contains helpful hints and tips for tutors to help aid delivery of this qualification.

Tutor Guidance (Word)
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Students will still 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.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.

It has not been possible to reduce the required Rule of Combination (or to remove any further learning outcomes/assessment criteria) as any changes in this area would largely impact on the integrity and purpose of the qualification.

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 ‘QW & CCEA Joint AO Adaptation Guidance’ document.
For further information please see the adaptation addendum document below.

QW & CCEA Joint AO Adaptation Guidance
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This document provides further information on what adaptations are permitted for this qualification.

AT 60344015 V1.0
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