Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning

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.

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.

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

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this course, due to the nature and course delivery of distance you must have a minimum of a level 1 qualification in English literacy or equivalent.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

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

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Awarding Body:

Cache Awarding Body

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s website www.cache.org.uk and search using the following link.

Courses are only free to people who have lived in England for the past 3 yrs, are aged 19 years or over and are not currently accessing any other government funded training.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

Course fees:

Material: £0:00 Exam: £0:00 Tuition: £0:00


Level 2


12 weeks

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