Understanding Personal Care Needs Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    Eight Months

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An increasing ageing population has resulted in more adults requiring round-the-clock care. Alongside an increase in the need for medical care, there is also a need for high levels of personal care to enable those who need support to live as comfortably as possible. The aim of the Level 2 Understanding Personal Care Needs Certificate is to increase your understanding of the subject to enable you to develop a person-centred approach to delivering high levels of personal care.

You will have 1-1 support from an assessor within the health and social care department. Your assessor is occupational competent and will support and work with you throughout the qualification period.

Please note - Learners studying a Health and Social Care course need to meet current Government legal requirements relating to COVID-19 vaccination status when working in the health and social care sector. This means learners must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, this includes being double vaccinated and having received a booster. Learners need to meet this legal requirement to be able to attend placement, without attending placement learners cannot complete their qualifications.

If you think you may be medically exempt from the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination. Learners will need to provide evidence of an NHS Covid pass medical exemption. There is further guidance on how to apply for a medical exemption and prove you are unable to get vaccinated on the government website.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Understanding Personal Care Needs Certificate you will study the following areas:

  • Understand person-centred care
  • Understand how to support personal hygiene
  • Understand pressure area care
  • Understand foot care for individuals
  • Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health
  • Understand sepsis

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Level 2 Understanding Personal Care Needs Certificate.

This course will take you eight months to complete.

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

Aged 19+?
If you are aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of your course, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £27,295 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

If you do not qualify for funding this course will cost you £462.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

This course is assessor led. You will be assessed by a qualified assessor on a monthly basis throughout the duration of the course

Completion of this course will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 course at the college.

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You can download our course guide