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Level 2 Certificate in

Understanding Personal Care Needs

The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs is to give learners specialist knowledge to support their work within the health and social care sectors. Learners will gain knowledge and understanding by successfully completing the units required.

This qualification aims to:

  • focus on the study of personal care needs in the health and social care sectors

  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge.

 

The objective of this qualification is to give learners specialist knowledge of how to support an individual with personal care needs.

There are 6 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Understanding person-centred care

  • Unit 2 - Understanding how to support personal hygiene

  • Unit 3 - Understanding foot care for individuals

  • Unit 4 - Understanding how to support individuals to maintain oral health

  • Unit 5 - Understanding pressure area care

  • Unit 6 - Understanding sepsis

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care

  • Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.