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Health and Social Care NVQ/QCF Certificate

This nationally recognised qualification proves you can deliver health and social care to a required standard. Available as a level 2 certificate, the training is designed to teach you how to deliver an excellent level of care, develop a clear understanding of your specific role and responsibilities, create a safe and healthy environment for yourself and those you care for, and have your achievements acknowledged.

Health and Social Care NVQ/QCF Certificate
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Assessment
  • Training for the Health and Social Care NVQ/QCF Certificate is based around six key areas - values, safe care, supported living, communication, handling information, or personal development. We'll help you put together the right modules from each area to fit the job you do and the way you want to develop your career:

    • The Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
    • Equality and Inclusion
    • Duty of Care
    • Personalisation in Social Care
    • Person Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
    • Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
    • Move and Position Individuals
    • Cleaning, Decontamination and Waste Management
    • Health and Safety in Health and Social Care
    • Infection Prevention and Control
    • Meet Food Safety Requirements when Providing Food and Drink
    • Undertake Agreed Pressure Area Care
    • Administer Medication to Individuals and Monitor the Effects
    • Provide Support to Maintain and Develop Skills for Every Day Life
    • Support Individuals to Live at Home
    • Support Individuals at the End of Life
    • Support Individuals to Eat and Drink
    • Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene
    • Support Individuals to Maintain Personal Hygiene
    • Support Individuals to Access and Use Services and Facilities
    • Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort
    • Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Communication
    • Handling Information
    • Personal Development
  • The level 2 Certificate is for care workers who support and assist individuals. It's aimed at home care assistants, community support assistants and residential or day care assistants.

    Your qualification could be made up of courses in values, safe care, supported living, communication, handling information, or personal development.

    As the Health and Social Care NVQ/QCF Certificate is a work-based qualification, you'll either need to be employed and sponsored by your employer or be doing voluntary work or a work placement.

    Only selected centres offer this qualification and work experience, so you'll need to see whether it's available in your local area and contact your local centre to find out more.

    If they do offer it, you'll then be enrolled and supported by your tutor, either at your local centre or workplace depending on your circumstances.

  • You'll be assessed on the tasks you do at work and create a portfolio of evidence to show what you've achieved. Your qualification will be awarded once that portfolio has been signed off by your tutor.