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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector

Who is it for?

This qualification has been designed for learners who are working within the health and social care sector and are looking to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of personal care needs.

As we see an increasingly ageing population, the number of adults needing around-the-clock care is on the rise. As well as the need for medical care, there is also a need for high levels of personal care to allow those who need support to live as comfortably as possible.

This qualification focuses on developing a person-centred approach to delivering high levels of personal care.

What is covered?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Personal Care Needs, learners are required to successfully complete 6 units:

  • Unit 01 Understand person-centred care
  • Unit 02 Understand how to support personal hygiene
  • Unit 03 Understand foot care for individuals
  • Unit 04 Understand how to support individuals to maintain oral health
  • Unit 05 Understand pressure area care
  • Unit 06 Understand sepsis

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the current academic year to be able to enrol on one of our Distance Learning courses. You will also need to be working at or above Level 1 in English.

We will assess your level of English before we enrol you onto the course and can signpost you to our Functional Skills English courses to upskill if necessary.

Start date: Rolling

Course Code





16 weeks


Fully funded

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