Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate

Transforming Care: The New Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate Qualification

As specialists in Health and Social Care education, we are excited to share insights on the new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate Qualification. This qualification, set to launch in June 2024, creates a standardised baseline for care workers in regulated and non-regulated care settings.

Who is the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate for?

The Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification is designed for those in care worker and community support roles aged 19 and above in England. The qualification takes 6-8 months to complete. This involves on-the-job learning, formal assessment, training, and workplace supervision.

What do employers need to do?

Employers play a crucial role in supporting and supervising staff to make sure they complete their training. To qualify for funding, employers must be on the Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set. Exclusive government funding is available for adult social care settings, and healthcare staff can pursue it with employer funding.

Is the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate mandatory?

This is not a mandatory qualification. However, the government aims to make the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate the standard for new care workers. It aligns with existing mandatory training requirements and new sector developments to meet the evolving needs of the care workforce.

What is included in the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate?

The qualification features updated learning outcomes consistent with the Core Capabilities Frameworks, emphasising learning disability and autism training. Learners at regulated service providers must attend training that meets the Oliver McGowan code of practice before completing the qualification. See our advice on the Oliver McGowan code of practice.

The Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate is part of the government’s £75 million plan to establish a universal career structure in social care. See our guidance on the Care Workforce Pathway.

The new qualification represents a significant shift in the social care sector to address the challenges of non-uniform training.

At Advantage Accreditation, we believe high-quality education leads to high-quality care. We are pleased to see the government’s plans to develop social care education.

We do not accredit the Care Certificate, and we will not accredit the new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate. However, we do offer accreditation for care organisations to provide in-house education for their staff.  We even provide accredited learning materials for a range of relevant topics.

If you are interested in accreditation with Advantage, please contact us.

How does CPD accreditation work?

How Does CPD Accreditation Work?

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) plays an essential role in career advancement. Through CPD, professionals can refine their skills and stay up-to-date with their industry’s practices throughout their careers. Advantage Accreditation provides a systematic process to ensure the quality and alignment of CPD training courses with industry standards.

Understanding CPD

CPD, or Continuous Professional Development, is the key to knowledge development and skill enhancement in the training and learning sector. It focuses on staying current with industry practices and encourages commitment to lifelong learning.

Advantage Accreditation’s Role

CPD accreditation with Advantage Accreditation is a thorough process designed to ensure the quality and relevance of training courses. We are an independent body assisting training providers in obtaining CPD accreditation for their courses. Accreditation demonstrates your dedication to high-quality, externally verified, industry-aligned training that meets the evolving needs of professionals.

Accreditation Process

The accreditation process includes centre registration, CPD approval, and certification. Organisations need to register as training centres, submit training materials for approval, and undergo an audit. Once accredited, they can market their training as CPD-accredited.

CPD Accreditation Benefits

Upon accreditation, you receive our CPD kitemark, a symbol of quality and commitment to professional development. Benefits include enhanced credibility, standing out from competitors, and a clear demonstration that you adhere to high standards.

Features and Support

Advantage Accreditation provides account management, regular audits, curriculum support, dual-branded certificates, and listing on the Accredited Centres directory. We offer ongoing support to our accredited centres.

Pricing Structure

Our pricing structure is based on the number of accredited courses you will offer, with prices beginning at £495 per year for 1 award. Monthly payment options are available, and all prices are subject to VAT.

Get Started

To gain CPD accreditation, please contact Advantage Accreditation. The application process involves forms for centre approval, course approval, and trainer approval. It requires organisational details, contact information, supporting evidence, etc. We will guide you through the accreditation process from submitting course materials for evaluation, to applying constructive feedback, to receiving CPD certification.