Level 2 Diploma in Care

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The course covers all areas of the residential care worker role e.g. communication, implementing your duty of care, promoting a person centred approach and safeguarding. This course is approximately 50% theory and 50% practical.
You will study the following nine mandatory units:

• Communication in Care Settings.
• Handle Information in Care Settings
• Personal Development in Care Settings.
• Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
• Equality and Inclusion in Care Settings.
• Health, Safety and Well-Being in Care Settings
• Responsibilities of a Care Worker
• Duty of Care in Care Settings.
• Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings.

Your allocated Workplace Trainer will also guide you in selecting optional units relevant to your job/placement.

We will also support your development in English and Maths which are a key component of all College Programmes.


What's next?

After successfully completing the course you could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. You could seek an apprenticeship in the sector or enter employment within a Care environment.


Is it for me?

Is your goal to become a senior residential or domiciliary care worker? Are you currently working or volunteering in a care home environment or supporting individuals in their own home and hoping to secure this employment or develop your existing career? This course will help you gain an understanding of the requirements of the residential care worker and support the development of your vocational practice. It will enhance your career prospects and can lead to further training opportunities.



  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref A524-1/2
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees
  • 16 - 18 £ 0.00
  • 19 - 23 £ 900.00
  • 24+ £ 900.00
  • Overseas £ 1800.00

You will need to have a minimum of three month’s experience of supporting the care of adults who live in some form of residential care setting or receive care in their own home. This can be on an employed or voluntary basis. You must be working or volunteering in this environment for a minimum of nine hours a week throughout the course. You will be required to complete an initial assessment in English and Maths and achieve an appropriate level.

Through theory one to one sessions with your allocated Workplace Trainer. Use of OneFile e-portfolio system.

There is continuous assessment through knowledge in the form of written assignments submitted via the online portfolio, plus observations of your practice in the workplace.

• Expert teaching by specialist teaching staff.
• Great opportunities to progress to further study/employment.
• Specialist support from a Workplace Trainer throughout the course, who you will see on a monthly basis
• Access to the resources and facilities of Milton Keynes College including the learning resource centre.


Why Choose Milton Keynes?


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Outstanding Facilities


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