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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care

Ref:
603/3294/3
Sector:
Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
Features:
V Cert
Registration and Certification Fee
£78.00

Level
Level 2
Minimum entry age
14
GLH
120
TQT
140

This qualification is now approved in the 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables and is now available for registrations.

What does this qualification cover?

The Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care will enable learners to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation the health and social care sector. The qualification will cover:

• an introduction to the health and social care sector
• professional practice and the health and social care practitioner
• human growth and development through the life stages.

This qualification gives a broad and sufficiently in-depth base from which Level 2 learners at Stage 4 in their compulsory education can begin to make informed decisions concerning future career goals and aspirations.

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification is suitable for a range of young learners in school or in college.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be at least 14 years old to complete this qualification. We do not set any other entry requirements but schools or colleges may have their own guidelines.

How is this qualification structured and assessed?

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a minimum of a Pass grade in:

• each of the 3 internal mandatory assessments (externally set, internally marked)
• the scenario based short answer examination (externally set, externally marked).

Please note: the assessment opportunities for the externally set and marked short answer examination is limited to one attempt and one further reattempt opportunity.

How is the qualification graded?

The qualification is graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction.

How long will it take to complete this qualification?

This qualification can usually be completed in two years or less.

What qualifications compliment this qualification?

Learners may wish to study the Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care alongside this qualification as it serves as an introduction to child development and well-being. Both of these qualifications will provide a starting point for learners to decide whether a career in health and social care and/or child care and education is right for them.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

This is a knowledge-only qualification, therefore no work placement is required. Learners will be introduced to skills, attributes and behaviours applied in the sector in relation to best practice in health and social care.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners will be able to progress to the next level of learning in health and social care, for example, the Technical Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care. Learners may also progress to an apprenticeship route in health and social care at either level 2 or level 3.

Funding for our qualifications

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

External Assessment Timetable

Please see the External Assessment Timetable for a breakdown of the assessment dates for this qualification.

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Regulations for the Conduct of External Assessment

Qualification Specific Instructions for Delivery (QSID)


Qualification Specification
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Purpose Statement
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Qualification Factsheet
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CACHE Technical Qualifications - Performance Tables
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DfE Performance Tables Quick Guide
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Qualification Specification (doc)
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Tutor Guidance (doc)
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Tutor Guidance
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Question Paper TAHSC SAE - Spring 2020
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Mark Scheme TAHSC SAE - Spring 2020
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This past paper mark scheme will help learners prepare for their external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report TAHSC SAE - Spring 2020
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the February 2020 external assessment.

Question Paper TAHSC SAE - Spring 2019
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This sample paper will help learners prepare for external assessment.

Mark Scheme TAHSC SAE - Spring 2019
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This is the mark scheme for the May 2019 external assessment.

Chief Examiner Report TAHSC/SAE - Spring 2019 -
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This document contains feedback from the Chief Examiner for the May 2019 external assessment.

Short Answer Examination - Sample Mark Scheme 2018
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Short Answer Examination Paper - Sample 2018
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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.

Set date and time assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021. Additional opportunities have been made available across the autumn, spring and summer exam series for some of our qualifications.

Further information can be found in our external assessment timetable on our website.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT 60329130 V2.0
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