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Keywords e.g. warehousing
Qualification Code e.g. 600/5640/X
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Unit Code e.g. Y/505/4889
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF498
Keywords e.g. warehousing
Open Awards Unit Code e.g. UA33ART12
Open Awards Unit ID e.g. CBF521

Care Certificate

You can use your induction and training to support the delivery of the Level 2 Adult Social Care certificate. This could include the delivery of mandatory training modules, on the job experience, and online courses. You will need to ensure your learners are able to fully meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria within the unit specifications. 

You will be required to complete a portfolio of evidence set and marked by the education provider and externally quality assured by Open Awards.

You must provide sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria and that it is their own work.

Types of evidence could include:
a) Written assignments
b) Examinations
c) Observation of performance
d) Questioning (written or oral)
e) Practical Activities
f) Photographs or videos
g) Personal statements
h) Reflective logs
i) Project work
j) Witness testimonies
k) Group discussion

Assessment practices must follow the joint Skills for Care and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for the Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) in England, Skills for Care and Development Assessment Principles and the Additional Assessment Principles Guidance developed and agreed by Skills for Care and the Joint Awarding Body Qualtiy Group (JABQG).

In March 2023, the Department for Health and Social Care appointed Skills for Care to develop a qualification specification to enable better consistency in portability and standardisation in how the current standards are delivered, achieved, and assessed. Currently over 50% of the workforce do not hold an accredited qualification but the sector is filled with experienced and committed colleagues who deserve to be acknowledged for the skilled care they provide.

For more information on this qualification, check out our qualification guide and the Department for Health and Social Care factsheet.

For information about funding for this qualification, please click here.

Please note, that due to the general election announcement, funding decisions have been postponed. We will update all our providers and employers when we know more.