Level 2 in Understanding Personal Care Needs

This free Distance Learning Level 2 in Understanding Personal Care Needs course is suited to someone who wants to gain specialist knowledge in personal care.

It is ideal for someone who works in Health or Social Care.  Due to the amount of people who require assistance with their personal care in order to live a comfortable life, this course gives you the knowledge to deliver a Person-centred approach in the following areas: Understanding person-centred care, personal hygiene, foot care, oral health, Pressure area care and Sepsis.

DurationCourse Duration: 12 weeks
LevelCourse Level: Level 2
FeesCourse Fees: Free

The following mandatory units are covered in the course:

Unit 1 – Understand person centred care

Unit 2 – Understand how to support personal hygiene

Unit 3 – Understand foot care for individuals

Unit 4 – Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health

Unit 5 – Understand pressure area care

Unit 6 – Understand Sepsis


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 let us know.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets, or typed using electronic templates, which are provided at induction.  Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 6 weeks to complete.

Upon completion, you will receive a paper certificate through the post.

This distance learning Level 2 Awareness of Mental Health Problems 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.
Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s web site www.ncfe.co.uk using the code 603/5286/3.

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Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are now completely free of charge*.

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