About this Course
Previously known as the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF), this Level 2 Diploma in Care is a great starting point for those hoping to progress in a health and social care career, working with adults. The Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) is suitable for learners working in a wide range of roles in a health and social care setting. The qualification develops competence, therefore, learners must be in paid or voluntary work to enable an assessment to take place. It forms the competence component of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.
The course is completed online through our online portal over the duration of just 9 – 12 months. Throughout the duration of this Level 2 course, you will be assessed via written assignments, work product evidence, professional discussions, witness testimonies, and observation.
On completion, you will be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF), which is accepted by CQC and approved by Skills for Care.
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Why take this course?
This TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual, Accredited by Training Qualifications UK and Accepted by major regulatory bodies such as CQC and Skills for Care.
Upon completing this Level 2 Health and Social Care Course, candidates can work in health and social care for adults as a carer, support worker or care assistant with adults in domiciliary or residential care settings.
There are no formal entry requirements for this health and social care course; however, candidates should have a job secured as a carer, care assistant or support worker in an appropriate adult social care environment and must be at least 18 years of age to begin.
Work as a Carer in Health and Social Care
This Level 2 Health and Social Care course can be completed in just 6 – 9 months; however, candidates will have a total of 12 months should they wish to pace themselves.
The course is completed as a distance learning course based on our online learning portal. You can complete your online health and social care course whenever and wherever you like, as long as you have an internet connection.
Throughout your journey, your assessor will be available to support you on your course over the phone, by email and by our messing system. All our assessors have years of experience working in health and social care and will have an in-depth understanding of the qualification you are completing.
How it works
Step 1: Course Enrolment - you will need to complete a short enrolment and telephone induction to start.
Step 2: Starting the course - your assessor will introduce themselves and issue you with your first assessment plan
Step 3: Submitting Work - when you have completed an assignment, you can upload it to your course portal for your assessor to mark your work and give you feedback. Feedback will be displayed on your portal and emailed to you for ease of reference
Step 4: Getting Help - when you need help, you can contact your assessor with questions any time as well as being able to get in touch with our customer support team between 9 am and 6 pm Mon - Fri.
Step 5: Completion - once you and your assessor are confident that you have met the criteria in each unit, your portfolio goes into the IQA stage which takes approximately 9-12 weeks. After this stage, we will be able to claim your certificate.
How do I log into my course?
Approximately 15 minutes after purchase, you will receive your login details (Please check Spam folder) by email, including a link and instructions to log into your course. You can also find your learning portal by clicking on the ‘student login’ button on our website or by clicking here; lms.thelearningstation.co.uk.
When will I have my induction?
You will get a call to arrange your induction within days of completing the enrolment process. the induction will go through your chosen course, advise on suitability, Help you choose your optional units, and pathways, explain what is expected from your work, provide training on the use of our system and answer any questions that you have. The Induction will take place over the phone.
When will my work get marked?
You can expect any work submitted to be marked within 14 days marking and feedback may take longer if you submit more than 3 assignments in a month.
Are there any classes or learning materials?
All our courses are delivered online so no Classroom learning, We have some learning resources but as our qualifications are vocational and work-based courses, you are expected to conduct research and gain skills, knowledge and understanding from your working environment. Your assessor will provide you with assessment plans, which may include guidance and materials, as well as provide constructive feedback on the work that you complete.
When will I hear from my tutor/assessor?
Your assessor will provide you with assessment plans with work to complete, as well as their contact information. They will not reach out to you if you are not doing your work, you need to get in touch if you are having trouble with your assignments.
Your assessor should respond to any messages from you within just 3-working days, but it is usually sooner. If you have sent your assessor a message and you haven’t heard back from them, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
How will I be assessed
This qualification requires an assessment of both competence and knowledge. Throughout your TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care RQF course, you will be assessed through a variety of methods:
- Written assignments and coursework
- Having a manager or colleague complete a witness testimony of tasks completed in a workplace
- Direct observations of you carrying out work-related tasks
- Professional discussions over the phone
- Supplying us with work product evidence.
When will I get my certificate?
Upon completion of your course, there are steps that we must take to quality assure your qualification to then send to the awarding organisation.
- The Assessor must review your work in full before submitting it to our IQA, this usually takes around 2 weeks.
- The IQA will review any requests within 1-months, but this is usually sooner. If there are actions on your portfolio it will be sent to the assessor for them to complete, and then these steps will be repeated.
- Once the IQA has quality checked and approved your portfolio for external sampling by the awarding body, the office will submit the claim for your certificate within 5 working days.
- The awarding body will usually issue a certificate within 2-weeks from this point; however, they may request sampling of your work, in which case it can be up to one month.
- The usual duration is 1-2 months from completion.
Why study with the Learning Station?
The Learning Station is fast becoming one of the UK’s top providers of online tuition with many students happily completing their chosen Online & Distance Learning courses. Whatever your reason is for enrolling on one of our courses, you can rest assured that you will be supported by a highly qualified, experienced and helpful assessor.
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