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NCFE cache Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care

Delivered in partnership with Durham Learn, this qualification will support learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in a range of clinical healthcare support settings and in adult care environments.

It covers a wide range of areas including dementia awareness, mental health and well-being, supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and healthcare procedures.
The content is also aligned with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards.

Who is it for

All those who wish to work or are working in a care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

Entry requirements

You should be at least 19 years old.

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

This course can be provided fully funded for people who live within County Durham

Course delivery

Lessons and one-to-ones can be delivered through Microsoft Teams or face to face.

Lessons start are delivered once a fortnight for three hours.  

Please note: You need to attend these sessions. This means your employer needs to allocate you this time to study.

Course assessment

The qualification will be assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, or a task.

Length of course

You can usually complete the qualification in 12 months.

Further study and career opportunities

The content of the qualification links with the knowledge and skills required for the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship standards. 

You can apply also for employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as Senior Care Support Worker and Lead Personal Assistant.


Eligible learners who live in County Durham can complete this free of charge.

Employers can claim up to £600 through our Workforce Development Fund (WDF) on successful completion of this qualification.

How to book

VenueDayTimeStart DateNumber of weeks
OnlineWednesday9.00am - 12.00pm11 January 202333

To book this course, please contact us.


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