Adult Care Level 2


This Adult Care Level 2 qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and adult care environments.

The qualification is formed of mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover core competencies while the optional units allow learners to choose from a variety of areas to tailor the qualification to their needs, and interests and to reflect the context of their work.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.

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Course Details

Skill Level

Level 2


Diploma in Care

Course Duration

12 Months

The Adult Care Level 2 course offers a solid foundation in the field of adult care. It begins with an exploration of the fundamental principles and values of care, emphasizing person-centred approaches. 

Health and Safety

You will learn strategies to ensure the well-being of both caregivers and those they care for. Personal development is also a key focus, with modules on reflective practice, continuous learning, and career progression.


Another important aspect of the curriculum. It involves protecting vulnerable individuals from harm and abuse while promoting equality and diversity by respecting and understanding individual needs.


The course equips you with essential skills and knowledge, preparing you to provide high-quality, compassionate care to those in need.

The Adult Care Level 2 course is ideal for new entrants to the care sector, current care workers seeking qualifications, career changers, volunteers, unemployed individuals improving job prospects, and school leavers. It provides essential training in communication, health and safety, person-centred care, and safeguarding, making it a valuable entry point for anyone wishing to work in adult care.

Course Credit Requirements

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a minimum of 46 credits, divided between mandatory and optional units Specifically 24 credits must be earned from the mandatory units, while a minimum of 22 credits must be obtained from the optional units. 

It’s important to note that all mandatory units must be completed to finish the course. However, the optional units offer flexibility, allowing you to choose those that best fit your interests and career goals. For more detailed information about the units included in the course, please check the Units tab.

All units will be assessed internally by your Tutor or Assessor through a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio will cover three main areas: Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour. These core components define what an apprentice needs to learn and demonstrate to complete their training and become competent in their role.

The Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviour (KSB) framework ensures apprentices gain a comprehensive foundation of knowledge, develop essential skills, and adopt professional behaviours. Consequently, this holistic approach equips them to meet the demands of their specific roles and contribute effectively to their industries.

With this method, apprentices are not only trained in theoretical aspects but also in practical skills and professional conduct, providing a well-rounded education essential for their careers.

Here is a better understanding of apprenticeship.

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Future Prospects And Career Opportunities 

After completing your apprenticeship and achieving the Adult Care Level 2 you have a variety of options for your next steps. 

– Progression onto Level 3 apprenticeships

– Progression into specialised healthcare courses

– Oppurtunity to work for Concept Care Solutions

– You can achieve roles such as: Adult Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Personal Assistant and more. 


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