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Health & Social Care - Cache Level 2 Extended Diploma (rqf) Online Course

Distance Learning Centre
Course summary
360 hours
510 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Studying the NCFE CACHE Certificate and Extended Diploma is an excellent way for students to begin pursuing a career in the challenging and rewarding field of Health and Social Care.

This distance learning course will introduce you to all of the core aspects of effective caring, and allow you to demonstrate your knowledge to potential employers. As such, this home study programme would be the perfect option for anyone looking to put the first foot down on the path to a new career.

The course is made up of two parts: the Certificate and the Extended Diploma. If you wish to, it is possible to study the Certificate on its own, but then you will only be studying the first three units (see Course Content below). If you choose to take the Extended Diploma, however, you will be able to explore a much wider range of topics, including Dementia Awareness and Communication in Health and Social Care. In a competitive jobs market, anything extra that you can add to you CV and list of knowledge of skills with be vital and, in the long run, make you a more effective carer.

This course consists of the following units:

Unit 1 - HSC M1: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in health and social care.
  • Understand discrimination.
  • Understand person-centred practice.
Unit 2 - HSC M2: Human Growth and Development

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand human growth and development across the lifespan.
  • Understand influences which impact upon human growth and development.
  • Understand significant life events across the lifespan.
  • Understand how health and social care services meet the care needs of individuals through the lifespan.
Unit 3 - HSC M3: Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand legislation, policies, procedures and codes of practice in relation to safeguarding and protection.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner in relation to safeguarding.
  • Understand types of abuse.
  • Understand action to be taken by the health and social care practitioner in response to evidence or concerns that an individual is at risk or has been harmed or abused.
  • Understand the benefits of working in partnership in relation to safeguarding and protection.
Unit 4 - HSC M4: Communication in Health and Social Care

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand effective communication.
  • Understand professional relationships in health and social care.
  • The term confidentiality.
Unit 5 - HSC M5: Working in Health and Social Care

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand health and social care values across provision.
  • Understand health and social care provision.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the health and social care practitioner.
  • Understand Continuing Professional Development.
  • Understand reflection in relation to Continuing Professional Development.
Unit 6 - HSC O4: Dementia Awareness

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand Dementia.
  • Understand legislation and frameworks in relation to dementia care.
  • Understand how to support individuals with dementia.
Unit 7 - HSC O10: Nutrition for Health and Social Care

Unit Objectives:

  • Understand nutritional needs across the lifespan.
  • Understand the impact of diet on health and well-being.
  • Understand how the health and social care practitioner promotes a healthy diet.

On successful completion on this course students will receive a Level 2 RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) Extended Diploma Qualification. This is a graded qualification (A*/A/B/C/D). 

Approximate Delivery Time

2-3 Working Days (Email)

Course Format

Online Course

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DH4 4SQ Newbottle, Houghton le Spring

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