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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate


The Ascentis Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care Professions is designed to help learners make an informed choice about a career in health and social care.

This qualification can act as progression towards programmes of study at Level 2 or Level 3, such as the Access to HE Diploma.

What you will learn

This course is split into 14 manageable units:

  1. Developing Self
  2. Individual Rights and Responsibilities
  3. Identity and Cultural Diversity
  4. Time Management
  5. Research Skills for Academic Study
  6. Introductory Awareness of the Importance of Healthy Eating and Drinking for Adults
  7. Ethical Issues in Health Care
  8. Introduction to a Healthy Lifestyle
  9. Introduction to a Physical Disability
  10. Introduction to Mental Health
  11. Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  12. Preparing for a Career in Health and Social Care Professions
  13. Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
  14. Understanding Health and Safety in Health and Social Care Settings


  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • Level 2 certificate
  • Increase understanding of working in the health and social care sector
  • Further your personal and professional development

Fully funded subject to meeting the eligibility criteria:

  • Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study
  • 19+ at the start of the academic year (19-23-year-olds must have Level 2 prior attainment)
  • Not on an apprenticeship
  • Not completed any part of the course before

Delivered by Learning Curve Group (LCG) – national training and education specialists.

  • Online
  • Paper-based

The course takes on average 21 days.

We have had learners complete in 1 day and others in 40.

NCFE CACHE. Awarding Organisation nationally recognised by the qualification regulators for each country of the United Kingdom.

Fully funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).


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