Working in the Health Sector - Level 2 NCFE CACHE

Course aims

This qualification is designed for anyone considering a career in the health sector. It would benefit those working within the sector to support their progression. This qualification aims to give learners the opportunity to investigate a work role in the health sector and provide the underpinning knowledge needed to work effectively.

Course length

Seven workshops, plus tutorials.

Will I gain any qualifications?

You will gain a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

You would normally be expected to hold a relevant level 1 qualification, and have or working towards level 2 qualifications in English and maths. You will need to have a good command and understanding of written and spoken English.

What could this course lead to?

This qualification will support the progression onto further qualifications or roles in the workplace, such as NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support.

Course content

Learners are required to successfully complete the following six mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Understand the role of the healthcare worker
• Unit 02 Communication skills for working in the health sector
• Unit 03 Personal development in the health sector
• Unit 04 Health, safety and security in the health sector
• Unit 05 Understand quality standards in the health sector
• Unit 06 Equality and diversity in the health sector

How will I learn?

The course will be delivered by a tutor through seven workshops. You will be expected to take part in group and paired activities and discussions. You will be expected to further your learning through independent study and build a portfolio of evidence.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

The most important resource you will have is your willingness to learn. You should also have a supply of pens and paper.

Your commitments as a learner

To achieve success on the course you will need to:
• Attend regularly. If you need to miss a session, please let us know in advance.
• Have sufficient time for self-study and completion of homework.
• Complete the course.
• Complete all the assessments.

Other information

Completion is expected within the academic year. Learners whose completion is delayed may be subject to an additional assessment fee.

Although placement is not required to obtain this qualification, we encourage learners to carry out some voluntary work to gain experience.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS): DBS checks are carried out on everyone who works with, or trains to work with, children, young people and vulnerable adults. BAES will carry out these checks before you start a work placement that is part of a social care course, along with a right to work check.
For enrolment on social care courses and for your DBS check you must provide original, approved documents which give evidence of your identity and address.
To get a full DBS check you must have been resident in this country for at least five years. If you have not been resident for at least 5 years, you must also produce a Statement of Good Conduct (written in English) from your previous country BEFORE you can be enrolled onto a social care course.
If you have a criminal record which may bar you from working with children, young people and vulnerable adults, please discuss this with a member of staff before enrolling, as all previous convictions and cautions will be disclosed and this could prevent you from qualifying.
A Right to Work check will also be carried out.

Support if you are registered unemployed, looking for a job or a better job – Route to Work
As part of your programme of learning, we will support you to develop the skills you need to get a job or a better job, such as CV writing, application forms, interviews and working in a team. Your tutor will discuss your individual learning and development needs to agree with you which of our Route to Work short courses will best suit your needs and enrol you on these modules.

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