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CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector

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Online, self-paced
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110 hours
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12 months
Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (RQF)
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
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Our CACHE Level 2 certificate in working in the health sector course is designed to teach the knowledge required to work in a variety of healthcare professions. With this course you can begin working in the NHS and the qualification is required by all NHS staff including nurses, healthcare assistants, hospital porters and health visitors as well as a number of other roles in the health sector.


Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector (RQF)

Awarded by NCFE CACHE
Regulated by Ofqual

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About this Course

This healthcare qualification is seen as an industry standard for anyone working in a care environment. Working in the health sector requires a strong understanding of many different practices and this course is specifically designed to facilitate direct entry into the NHS. Suitable for nurses, hospital porters, healthcare assistants, emergency care assistants and anyone else that is working in a health sector role, the level 2 certificate in working in the health sector is required of any health professional.

Study Time: 110 Hours

Enrolment length: 12 months

Course Format: Online

Entry Requirements: None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 2 certificate and an OLC certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.


To gain the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector you will need to submit and pass all of the tutor marked assignments. There are 6 assignments in the course and no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.


All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and massaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

Course Content

Included in this CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector course are the following units:

Unit 1: Understand the role of the healthcare worker

Unit 2: Communication skills for working in the health sector

Unit 3: Personal development in the health sector

Unit 4: Health, safety and security in the health sector

Unit 5: Understand quality standards in the health sector

Unit 6: Equality and diversity in the health sector


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with in-depth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutor’s expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

Who is this course for?

For anyone looking to work within the NHS


No requirements

Career path

  • healthcare assistants
  • hospital porter
  • health visitor

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.