This qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce. This qualification confirms competence in these areas for roles such as: • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential settings • Healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary care environments • Healthcare assistants/support workers in acute health environments • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in domiciliary services • Care assistants/support workers/key workers in day services • Support workers in supported living projects • Community-based care assistants/ support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. dementia, learning disabilities • Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families • Emerging new types of workers and multidisciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery model.
To achieve the full EDI Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits. To do this they must achieve: • 24 credits from the mandatory units in Group A • 22 credits from the optional units in Group B and/or Group C – a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 7 credits must be achieved from Group B, a minimum of 15 credits must be achieved from Group C • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Dementia) if their achievement includes CT238 plus one of the following units: CU1667, CU1668, CU1682 or CU1669 • Learners can claim an endorsed pathway (Adults with Learning Disabilities) if their achievement includes CT263 plus one of the following units: CU1679 or CU2654.
Course delivery and assessment
Your assessor will observe you carrying out practical tasks during your normal working hours in order to meet the requirements of The National Occupational Standards.
On completion of this programme you will be able to progress on to QCF/NVQ Health and Social Care Level 3, if your work role is suitable.