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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning 

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Who is it for?

This qualification will help learners to understand their role in supporting the preferences and needs of individuals in relation to their care or support and the development and implementation of care plans.

Care workers play a key role in ensuring their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring ap­proach. Care workers have the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds.

After an investiga­tion from the Care Quality Commission revealed that 424 out of 1,357 services in England are rated ‘inade­quate’, the need for high quality trained care workers has never been greater.

What is covered?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning, learners are required to successfully complete 6 units:  

  • Unit 01 Understanding person-centred thinking and planning
  • Unit 02 Care planning for the care worker 
  • Unit 03 Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
  • Unit 04 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  • Unit 05 Understanding continence care
  • Unit 06 Principles of supporting sleep

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the current academic year to be able to enrol on one of our Distance Learning courses.

You will also need to be working at or above Level 1 in English.

We will assess your level of English before we enrol you onto the course and can signpost you to our Functional Skills English courses to upskill if necessary.

Start date: Rolling

Course Code
12 weeks
Fully funded
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The support I received from my support worker and my teachers has helped me gain new skills and develop my knowledge and confidence.

Brandon Harris
Health and Social Care 1, 2 and 3

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