The qualification can support progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:
• Support worker (supported living)
• Healthcare support service worker
• Clinical healthcare support worker
• Healthcare assistant
• Mental health support worker
• Non-clinical roles within healthcare - such as reception staff, porters, drivers etc.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Understand the role of the healthcare worker
• Unit 02 Communication skills for working in the health sector
• Unit 03 Personal development in the health sector
• Unit 04 Health, safety and security in the health sector
• Unit 05 Understand quality standards in the health sector
• Unit 06 Equality and diversity in the health sector The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector is internally assessed.
You must have already achieved Level 1 Functional Skills in English. GCSE grade 3/D in English will also be accepted.
The objective of this qualification is to develop the learners’ understanding of the health sector to support the progression onto further qualifications or into a range of roles in the workplace
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:
• Level 2 or 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care