Principles of Care Planning Level 2 - Certificate


This qualification is designed for learners who are looking to enter into or progress within employment in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of care planning is required.

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Accredited by CACHE.

Recommended Total Qualification Time: 190 Hours.

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Mandatory Units

Unit 01: Understanding person-centred thinking and planning

Unit 02: Care planning for the care worker 

Unit 03: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings

Unit 04: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene 

Unit 05: Understanding continence care

Unit 06: Principles of supporting sleep 

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of:

• the principles and processes of person-centred thinking, planning and review

• how to work with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review

• the promotion of health and well-being through nutrition and hydration 

• supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene

• supporting individuals to manage continence and the use of continence equipment

• supporting individuals with sleep.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in healthcare or social care.

How is it assessed?

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the mandatory units.

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning is internally assessed.


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