This new RQF qualification replaces the HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) (600/4122/5). The HABC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) expired on 31 December 2017. Centres will have until 31 December 2019 to complete learners and apply for certification.
Who is this qualification for?
At level 2, this new RQF qualification will be the common qualification for both the health and adult care services, allowing learners to enter either workforce. The qualification has been written in line with the minimum requirements set out by Skills for Care and Skills for Health and confirms the competence of those who work in health and adult care services in England.
The Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) will also link with the knowledge and skills required within the Adult Care Worker and Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standards, supporting roles such as adult care worker, healthcare assistant/support worker and personal assistant.
The qualification will be assessed by portfolio of evidence.