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Level 2 Certificate in

Care Planning

This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to enter employment in, or progress within, a number of sectors where an understanding of care planning is important. This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of:

  • the principles and processes of person-centred thinking, planning and review

  • how to work with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review

  • the promotion of health and well-being through nutrition and hydration

  • supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene

  • supporting individuals to manage continence and the use of continence equipment

  • supporting individuals with sleep.


The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to prepare to enter or progress within employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of care planning is required.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

  • Understanding person-centred thinking and planning

  • Care planning for the care worker

  • Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings

  • Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

  • Understanding continence care

  • Principles of supporting sleep.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in healthcare or social care.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services