NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care
Health, Public Services and Care,Health and Social Care
Learning Resources Available, Nested Qualification
Registration & certification fee:
Minimum entry age:
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification covers a range of key subject areas in health and social care.
What is a nested qualification?
This qualification is nested. Qualifications within a nested suite allow learners to be topped up to a qualification that is the same level and subject within the Certificate, Extended Diploma structure. This can be done by self-service through the Portal. Qualification nests and top-up pricing can be found in our fees list.
Who are they suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who wish to progress into further education or the workplace.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How is it assessed?
All units in this qualification are internally graded A* - D.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners will not be required to attend placement in a Real Work Environment, however 30 hours or more of work placement is recommended in order to support their learning.
How long does it take to complete?
Learners will usually be able to achieve the Certificate in less than one year.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
This qualification provides direct progression to our Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care. Learners can also progress onto further learning at Level 3 and above.
Funding for our qualifications?
Find out more about funding for these and other qualifications on the funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression into a range of job roles in the health and social care sector, including:
• care support workers in adult residential settings
• healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments
• care support workers in domiciliary services, supported living or day services
• community-based support workers.
More detail on the range of job roles and potential progression paths is provided in the Qualification Specification.
Human Growth and Development (F/508/3710)
Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (J/508/3711)
Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care (L/508/3709)