Principles of Care Planning
Level 2 Certificate

Qualification Overview

Care workers play a key role in ensuring their residents/patients are looked after using a friendly and caring approach. Importantly, these professionals can relate to people from a variety of backgrounds and ensure a reasonable quality of life. Following an investigation, the Care Quality Commission revealed that 424 out of 1,357 services in England are rated ‘inadequate’. As a result, the need for high-quality care workers has never been greater.

Qualification Information

  • Engage with the programme for 18 weeks
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Demonstrate your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn without the need to attend college
  • Understand the principles and practice of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews

You Will Study:

  • Understanding person-centred thinking and planning
  • Care planning for the care worker
  • Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
  • Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  • Understanding continence care
  • Principles of supporting sleep

Course Fees:

£400.00 Full Cost – Government funding may be available

Course Details

Type – eLearning
Online learning with 1:1 tutor support

Entry Requirements

This qualification is open to all and no previous experience or qualifications are required, therefore there are no specific pre-requisite qualifications.

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NFCE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including Ofqual, the Welsh government, and the CCEA in Northern Ireland.

Progression Routes for Graduates

The qualification is designed to offer you entry to employment and progression within your employment; however you can also progress onto the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 – Falls prevention awareness
  • Level 2 – Safe handling of medication in health and social care
  • Level 2 – Infection control in a health and social care setting
  • Level 2 – Dementia care
  • Level 2 – Dignity and safeguarding in adult health and social care