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Overview

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) aims to introduce knowledge around areas relating to adult social care.

This recognised qualification is available to learners in England and Northern Ireland.

The objective of this qualification, the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF), is to prepare learners with specific knowledge, skills and understanding for those working or preparing to work in adult social care. 

Qualification Name - Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF),

Awarding Body: Highfield Qualifications, (also known as Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance or HABC)

Qualification number: 600/3825/1

Learning aim reference: 60038251

Credit value: 20 credits

Assessment method: Portfolio of evidence, with support from assessor and tutor

Guided learning hours (GLH): 179 hours

Total qualification time (TQT): 200 hours

Estimated Completion time: 4 months

Maximum Completion time: 12 months

The need for more workers in health and social care continues to rise. If you would like to work in health social care, this fully online qualification will help you gain the knowledge to work in the sector. 

You will learn about person-centred care and safe working practices, as well as the importance of safeguarding, equality and diversity, and duty of care.

Qualification Description

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) is the Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care for new care support workers, same as the old NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care.  

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding. It is aimed at those working or preparing to work in adult social care and aims to introduce knowledge only around areas relating to adult social care.  

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is available to learners in England and Northern Ireland. 

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are working in, or who aspire to work in, adult social care.  

How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 179 hours of learning. 

What you will study 

There are 9 mandatory units; see below the unit titles and their Ofqual-accreditation numbers.

1 - Principles of communication in adult social care settings - L/602/2905 

2- Principles of personal development in adult social care settings - L/602/3035 

3 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings - H/602/3039  

4 - Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care - A/601/8574  

5 - Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings - H/601/5474  

6 - Understand the role of the social care worker - A/602/3113 

7 - Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings - J/602/3180 

8 - Understand health and safety in social care settings - R/602/3179 

9 - Understand how to handle information in social care settings - Y/602/3118 

 

How learning is delivered

Online delivery through our world-class LMS providing online learning materials, online course discussions, with support by tutor and assessor,


How Learning is Assessed 

The learner's knowledge and understanding are assessed through a series of written questions and workbooks which are assessed by a qualified Assessor within the e-Portfolio.

Learners will be guided and supported to prepare for assessments.

There are no workplace visits. All assessments will be done and signed off by the Assessor, and there is no need to involve your Manager or your Employer.

Completion and Certification, according to RQF rules for regulated qualifications

On completion, the learner's portfolio of assessment evidence is quality-assured by the IQA (Internal Quality Assurer) according to the rules of RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework).

After the IQA has signed off the learner's work as meeting the standards, the portfolio of evidence is submitted to the Awarding Body, Highfield Qualifications. The awarding body EQA (External Quality Assurer, equivalent to external examiner) will then conduct external quality assurance, according to the rules of RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). The awarding body then signs off the learner's work as completed according to Ofqual regulations.

The learner is then awarded qualification certificates for the Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) by Highfield Qualifications (Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance).

The learner gets two types of certificates (all included in the fees paid, so no extra payment needed):

  • Digital certificates, issued by the awarding body, Highfield Qualifications
  • Hard copy certificates, issued by the awarding body, Highfield Qualifications. We post this original hard-copy certificates by guaranteed registered mail to the learner, because it is the only original and cannot be lost.