Level 2 NVQ in Adult Care

Tutorcare Limited


£599 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
Level 2 Award in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) (QCF)
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This level 2 NVQ is the equivalent of a GCSE qualification, and is recommended for those who are looking to move into the care sector, or are working mainly under supervision. The programme focuses on enabling quality person centred care, developing and maintaining an individual’s independence, and improving the delivery of care to service users. For this reason, it is highly recommended for home care assistants, community support workers, healthcare assistants and residential or day service assistants who work with adults. Delegates will get the option to customise their NVQ to suit them, with generic, dementia and learning disabilities pathways available.


Level 2 Award in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) (QCF)
Awarded by FutureQuals


Outline of Programme

Delegates will need to gain a minimum of 24 mandatory (Group A) credits, between 2-7 optional Group B credits, and at least 15 optional Group C credits. In total, delegates will need to achieve a total of at least 46 credits to earn the NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2.

Mandatory Units:

  • SHC 21: Introduction to Communication in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • SHC 22: Introduction to Personal Development in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • SHC 23: Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • SHC 24: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • HSC 024: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • HSC 025: The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker.
  • HSC 026: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care Settings.
  • HSC 027: Contribute to Health and Safety in Health and Social Care.
  • HSC 028: Handle Information in Health and Social Care Settings.

Optional Units

The optional knowledge and competence units cover a variety of areas in health and social care and include the option to either attain a general qualification in health and social care, or to move along a specialist pathway in either Dementia or Learning Disabilities.


This NVQ is accredited by FutureQuals and is fully compliant with the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards approved by Skills for Care and Development. Successful implementation of the training learnt on this diploma will help organisations meet the conditions and standards underlined by the Care Quality Commission.

Who would benefit from this course?

Anyone who supports and assists individuals with their physical and emotional care would find this course useful.

How does assessment take place?

Our assessment process is designed so that delegates are prepared for the challenges their occupation will involve. Delegates are appointed a vocationally trained NVQ assessor who will help them to assemble their portfolio and guide them for the duration of the diploma. Email and telephone support is also provided throughout the NVQ Level 2 programme and the resources available will be provided as needed.

What are the entry requirements?

TutorCare is an equal opportunities provider and a potential participant only needs to have been employed in a vocational setting relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care in order for them to be able to complete the qualification successfully.

How long will it take?

The course is completely flexible and we encourage students to learn at their own pace. The awarding body do stipulate that the course is completed within 36 months, but most students will successful finish the programme in around 9!

How would I progress further?

Upon completing this programme, graduates have the option of moving on to NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or can undertake a range of specialist courses, such as MRSA / C.Diff training or Catheter Awareness training, also available at TutorCare.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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