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The qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice. It develops the learner’s ability to practically support health and care needs of adults in a range of settings and will enable them to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within a health and social care setting. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:
It is suitable for:
It is strongly encouraged that learners have completed the core qualification prior to, or alongside the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) as this will be a requirement for practice set by Social Care Wales. It is also a feature of the Foundation Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.
The mandatory content of the qualification is aligned to the key themes of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and includes:
This qualification contains a single mandatory and a range of optional units that are linked to
specific types of support or health and social care settings.
To achieve the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 35 credits in total:
The learner must successfully complete:
Successful completion of the qualification enables learners to work as a qualified health and social care worker in Level 2 roles across the Healthcare and Social Care.
It will also enable learners to apply for registration with Social Care Wales as a domiciliary care worker providing that they meet any additional registration requirements. For further
information please visit: https://socialcare.wales/registration
The qualification supports learners to progress to:
Head to our Training and Events page for the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification.
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Online Exam Review resources for Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts – Unit 1 (January 2021)
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This Administration Handbook provides centres in Wales with the essential information for the administration of the following qualifications which are managed by WJEC.
Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Context - Learner Information Guide
Introduction to the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification – a learner/student guide
Introduction to the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core qualification – a learner/student guide