NVQ2 Health and Social Care

In Newport

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Newport (Isle of Wight)
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College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA


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Course programme

NVQ are recognised qualifications in care. The NVQ Level 2 is the award for staff who deliver physical care to clients. Candidates must be well motivated to learn independently. You will be given a study pack of learning activities which you will be expected to complete to show your knowledge and understanding of care practice. Your work practice will be observed by one of our trained Assessors.

This programme of study is most suitable for candidates who have some experience of working in Health and Social Care and want or need a qualification that recognises good standards of practice and competence. You will need to be well motivated and able to work through the learning pack independently.


In order to achieve your NVQ, you will need to complete a total of six units; four of these are mandatory and two you can choose, depending on the kind of tasks you do in the workplace. All units are assessed by observation of your work in the care setting and evidence of your knowledge and understanding of care practice. Therefore, you must be working in a care setting in order to complete the NVQ. This maybe in a residential or nursing home or in the community.

You will be expected to work through the learning materials at your own pace. It is important to set yourself targets to make sure you progress steadily through the award. We recognise that you have a lot of experience and you will have the chance to reflect on your own practice and fully understand the theory which supports it. Your Assessor will support you by checking your progress with the learning materials and assessing your practice in the workplace by direct observation. Your Assessor will assess your portfolio of evidence to make sure you have covered all the units to a satisfactory standard.

Attendance at the college is compulsory for two three hour Inductions and at least six workshops where you will take part in class based activities with other candidates, for example, discussions and group activities. We also have regular sessions where we help with putting your work together in a portfolio ready for the assessor.


You will be observed in the workplace on a minimum of three occasions so that you can show your competence at work. You will have a portfolio of evidence which includes records of your observations, activities and supporting material.


You will be entitled to assessment of your practical skills in the work setting for one year, therefore, if you start the course in August 2009, we would expect you to have completed by July 2010. Many candidates complete before this deadline.

Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees
part time HE555 Various 574 5 120
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