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Principles of Care Planning Level 2

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This qualification is designed for learners looking to start work in, or already working in health and social care, who would like an understanding of care planning. This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes of person-centred thinking, planning and review, as well as how to work with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review.

Course Overview

You will study the following 6 mandatory units:

  • Understanding person-centred thinking and planning

  • Care planning for the care worker

  • Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings

  • Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

  • Principles of supporting sleep

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. You will be allocated an assessor who will support you through the learning process and assess your work, providing advice and guidance. You would be expected to complete the programme in 16 weeks.

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning, from NCFE.

Progression Routes

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities:

  • Social Worker

  • Care Planning Coordinator

  • Care Worker

Additional education opportunities include:

  • Access to HE Level 3

  • Understanding Care & Management of Diabetes Level 2

  • Common Health Conditions Level 2

  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2

  • Principles of Dementia Care Level 2

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B34129-A2A