Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning qualification is designed for learners who are looking to enter into or progress within employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of care planning is required.

You will learn about the principles and practice of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews and gain a knowledge and understanding required to facilitate working with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan.

The course also provides information about the importance of nutrition and hydration for promoting health and well being, how to support individuals to sleep, the underpinning knowledge for supporting individuals in maintaining personal hygiene and managing continence.

Course Duration Course Duration: 12 weeks
Course Level Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees Course Fees: Free
Important Information

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.

Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.

What You Will Learn

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning qualification is made up of six units:

  • Unit 1 Understanding person-centred thinking and planning
  • Unit 2 Care planning for the care worker
  • Unit 3 Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings
  • Unit 4 Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
  • Unit 5 Understanding continence care
  • Unit 6 Principles of supporting sleep
Entry Requirements

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the instructions to undertake a literacy assessment online. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com. 

How is it Assessed

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions in a work booklet, either handwritten answers or completion of the assessment booklet using an electronic template which can be provided.

You will be required to submit 3 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete

Course Documents

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.org.uk and search using the code 601/7566/7 or use the following link.

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