Category: DIPLOMA LEVEL 2 IN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

The RQF Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (City & Guilds Courses 4222-21 and 4222-22) is an entry-level qualification for individuals that are already working in the care sector and want to learn more skills and take on more responsibility.

There are nine core units that must completed as well as a number of units that can be chosen dependent on the learner’s career plans, for example along with the generic pathway, there are also pathways for specialisation in dementia and learning disabilities.

Answers for the nine core units are covered in great detail on this website. They are:

201 Communication
202 Personal Development
203 Equality & Inclusion
204 Duty of Care
205 Safeguarding
206 The Role of the Health & Social Care Worker
207 Person Centred Approaches
208 Health & Safety
209 Handling Information

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Describe How Challenges in Implementing Person-Centred Thinking, Planning and Reviews Might be Overcome

To be successful in implementing person-centred thinking, planning and reviewing requires commitment, tenacity and the ability to ‘think outside the box’. At the heart of the process is the client that you are supporting and it is your responsibility to help them reach their goals and achieve their dreams, sometimes using innovative ideas to lead…

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Identify challenges that may be faced in implementing person-centred thinking, planning and reviews in own work

In my own work, a challenge that is often faced when implementing a person-centred approach is that a particular client regularly changes their mind and an idea that they love one day, they might hate the next. Another challenge that I have faced is a lethargic client that had absolutely no interest in personalising the…

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Outline current legislation, policy and guidance underpinning person-centred thinking and planning

Current legislation, policy and guidance underpinning person-centred thinking and planning includes: The governmental policy ‘Putting People First’ aims to transform social care so that it is person-centred The Department of Health’s white paper ‘Valuing People’ (later updated to ‘Valuing People Now’) outlines the government strategy for ensuring a person-centred approach for people with learning disabilities…

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Describe the person-centred review process

The person-centred review process usually comprises of the following steps: What people like/admire about the individual What is important to them now and in the future What support they require What is working and not working for the individual, their family and others Questions to answer Action plan

Explain what a one-page profile is

As described earlier, a one-page profile is a brief introduction to a person, capturing key information on a single sheet of paper including appreciations about the individual, what is important to them and what support they require. They often also have a photograph of the individual. An example template has been provided below:

Define person-centred thinking, person-centred planning and person-centred reviews

Person-centred thinking is a set of values, skills and tools used to personalise the health and social care services that an individual receives and aid person-centred planning. Person-centred planning is a set of approaches designed to help an individual plan their life and the support they receive. Person-centred reviews are regular (usually annual but can…

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Show How Feedback From Others Has Developed Own Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

This page is designed to answer the following questions: 2.1c Explain why feedback from others is important in helping to develop and improve the way they work (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 2.2e Describe how feedback from others has developed their own knowledge, skills and understanding (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development)…

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Show How Reflecting on a Situation Has Improved Own Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

This page is designed to answer the following questions: 2.2d Describe how reflecting on a situation has improved their own knowledge, skills and understanding (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 4.2 Describe how reflecting on a situation has improved own knowledge, skills and understanding (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Personal development in care settings)…

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Show How a Learning Activity Has Improved Knowledge, Skills and Understanding

This page is designed to answer the following questions: 2.2c Describe how a learning activity has improved their own knowledge, skills and understanding (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 4.1 Describe how a learning activity has improved own knowledge, skills and understanding (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Personal development in care settings) It is…

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Personal Development Planning

Contribute to Drawing Up Own Personal Development Plan

This page is designed to answer the following questions: 2.1d Contribute to drawing up own personal development plan (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 2.1e Agree a personal development plan (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 3.3 Contribute and agree to own personal development plan (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Personal development in…

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Personal Development Planning

Describe the Process for Agreeing a Personal Development Plan and Identify Who Should be Involved

This page is designed to answer the following questions: 2.1a Identify sources of support for their own learning and development (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 3.2 Describe the process for agreeing a personal development plan and who should be involved (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Personal development in care settings) A Personal Development Plan is…

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Identify Sources of Support for Planning and Reviewing Own Learning and Development

This page is designed to answer the following questions: 2.1a Identify sources of support for their own learning and development (Care Certificate, Standard 2: Your Personal Development) 3.1 Identify sources of support and how they can be used for own learning and development (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Personal development in care settings) Professional development is…

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