Qualification Options

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care

The Level 2 Diploma in Care is a competent based qualification for learners who work in Health and Care and designed to be assessed in your place of work, as part of your normal work role.  The qualification ensures the knowledge and skills for workers who have roles with responsibilities for delivery of care and support, such as; Adult Care Workers, Healthcare Assistant/Support Worker & Personal Assistants. This qualification enables learners to demonstrate and develop the skills and knowledge required in Healthcare and Adult Care Settings.

These qualifications consist of mandatory units, covering core knowledge and skills competencies, plus a number of optional specialism units, which can be combined in flexible ways to reflect the real working context of each learner and their work setting.

Age Group - 16 or older

You will need to complete nine mandatory units, (24 credits), these are:

  • Safeguarding and protection in care settings
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Communication in care settings
  • Duty of care
  • Handle information in care settings
  • Personal development in care settings
  • Equality and inclusion in care settings
  • Health, safety and wellbeing in care settings
  • Implement person-centred approaches in care settings

Plus a minimum of 22 credits from a range of units in optional groups B and C

Full qualification guidance - Level 2 Diploma in Care Handbook V2.2 Sept23 3095-21

46 credits / 460 TQT

All learners vary on the timescale to complete their qualification.
When you register, you will be given a specified target date in which to achieve your qualification, you can complete your qualification sooner than the target date if you are able to submit work regularly and at a good pace. Specific target dates can be discussed and agreed with your Assessor.

Total Qualification Time (TQT) ranges from 460 - 580 hrs, depending on the qualification being undertaken, these are based on the average amount of time taken to achieve these qualifications, over an average completion period of 12 - 18 months.

Complete qualification (including Registration, Learner Pack, Assessment and Certification) prices start from:

• Level 2 Diploma in Care – £2,325.

These prices are reduced significantly for learners and organisations with their own in-house assessor support.
Registration only prices start from:

• Level 2 Diploma in Care – £725.

*ARC members benefit from reduced costs

WDF is potentially available for these qualifications - please contact us for more details.

WDF information

To register for any of these qualifications, you need to complete the necessary registration forms. This will prompt support for you to consider all the aspects involved in undertaking the qualification and ensure the right one is selected for you. You will also need to seek permission from your organisation to collect evidence in the workplace.

To find out more about registering please click here ‘How to Register.

All ARC learner documentation is included in our learner portfolios, these can also be accessed via our ‘’Documentation, Guidance & Policies’ section in word and .pdf format.

Awarding Organisation guidance is available via the same page.