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Level 2: Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

Level 2

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and competence to practice in employment or a work placement.

  • learners from 16 years of age who are interested in working in a support role with adults in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • learners who are studying, or have completed the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core qualification
  • learners on a work placement in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • learners returning to the workforce after a career break looking to refresh their knowledge and skills.

What will the qualification cover?

The content is still being finalised, although the following themes are likely to be included:

  • professional practice
  • health and safety
  • safeguarding
  • legislation, national policy and codes of practice
  • health and well-being (adults)

Qualification structure and assessment

This qualification contains both mandatory and optional units.

It is assessed using a portfolio of evidence that includes direct observation of practice with externally set, and internally assessed tasks.

What could the qualification lead to?

Successful completion of the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification enables learners to work as a qualified Level 2 Health and Social Care worker in a supervised capacity and allows learners to apply for voluntary registration with Social Care Wales, providing that they also meet any the other registration requirements. The voluntary register opens in 2019 with mandatory registration, for domicillary care, expected by 2020.

The qualification could also lead to:

  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)
  • Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.

Contact us

Please find the key documents and course materials for this qualification below:

Draft Specification

Here you will find the latest information on Professional Development events and learning opportunities for this qualification:

Curriculum and Assessment Level 2 and 3 Health and Social Care Qualification Events

These one day events are designed for those involved in delivery of the Level 2 or 3 Health and Social Care qualifications.

This event aims to increase the confidence of those involved in delivery of the new learning for qualifications and will have a strong focus on preparation for the new approaches to assessment.

Dates and locations: 

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