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TQUK’s qualifications are tailored and designed to meet the needs and capabilities of those who are working within any Social Care sector, or for those who are looking to establish their career.

Our extensive portfolio of courses include a variety of subjects from the Safe handling of Medicines to Awareness of Mental Health Problems.

When you want to work in the Health and Social Care sector, more often than not you go into it not for the remuneration packages but the satisfying nature of the work and positive effects and outcomes that you can have in the job.

If you want a career where you can progress, have job security, and get an enormous sense of personal achievement from knowing you are helping other people – then perhaps, Health and Social Care is for you.

There are opportunities in the health and social care sector at all levels, from both full and part-time positions and from assistants to management level. Some examples of potential career paths include:

  • Care worker – a core support role designed to help people who need assistance with various personal and daily needs to help them live independently.
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  • Social worker – providing support and guidance for people who need care and assistance, including those with mental illnesses, aged related problems or disabilities.
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  • Community support worker – giving support with indirect needs such as teaching people to cook and clean for themselves, organising their trips and generally helping them with day to day living.

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The full list of Health And Social Care Qualifications are as follows:

To see information sheets and find out more, click on the name of the qualification you are interested in:

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Where indicated in the specification, assessment, including assessors and internal quality assurers, must meet the requirements of the Skills for Care Assessment Principles for Regulated Health and Social Care Qualifications

Accompanies and supersedes all previous versions attached within all Health and Social Care specifications.

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Qualification Number: March 2016
TQUK Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of alcohol, it's use and misuse. It develops and recognises learners' personal knowledge and skills which can be applied to aspects of every day and working life.

Qualification Number: 601/7841/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 27
TQUK Level 1 Award in Assisting Health Related Activity Sessions (RQF) icon

This qualification introduces learners to the planning and delivery of activity sessions and could form part of preparation for and progress to employment.

Qualification Number: 601/7969/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 25
TQUK Level 1 Award in Healthy Living (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding to enable them to adopt a healthy lifestyle. It develops and recognises learners personal knowledge and skills to prepare them for further learning or training.

Qualification Number: 601/7813/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 10
TQUK Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF) icon

Designed for learners looking to gain an understanding of health and social care and the core skills required to effectively contribute to a workforce in the sector.

Qualification Number: 601/5284/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 86
TQUK Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness (RQF) icon

This qualification provies a good introduction to the subject of mental health, the various illnesses and treatment routes avilable to sufferers. It would provide a good basis for further learning in the area leading to a career in mental health care.

Qualification Number: 601/7842/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 24
TQUK Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health (RQF) icon

This qualification allows learners to build a basic understanding of the role of nutrition and healthy eating in leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle. 

Qualification Number: 601/7843/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 43
TQUK Level 1 Award in Sexual Health Awareness (RQF) icon

This qualification will give learners an understanding of the role of sex in relationships and how to stay safe and healthy. 

Qualification Number: 601/7845/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 9
TQUK Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of which substances are commonly misused and why; how to recognise possible signs of substance misuse; the social and personal effects of substance misuse and the perceptions of and responses to substance misuse.

Qualification Number: 601/3760/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 13
TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who have little or no experience who may be interested in taking up a role in a health and social care setting or prepare for further learning in this area. Optional units allow learners to specialise their learning.

Qualification Number: 601/6217/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 212
TQUK Level 1 Certificate in Well-Being (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking to for an introduction to well-being within the health and social care industry, this level 1 certificate will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful - including introduction to stress management, awareness of mental health and awareness of substance misuse.

Qualification Number: 601/7846/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 103
TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who care for individuals with dementia either in a work or personal setting could benefit from this qualification. It helps to develop understanding of the role equality and diversity in providing person centred care to individuals.

Qualification Number: 601/4053/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 72
TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of Diabetes (QCF) icon

Designed for learners seeking to understand the basics of diabetes including how to respond to hyper- and hypo-glycaemia and the differences between type two and type one.

Qualification Number: 601/4616/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 20
TQUK Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to provide an introduction to and develop understanding of working in end of life care. It is relevant as an introduction for those working or planning to work in a role which involves end of life care.

Qualification Number: 601/7938/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 28
TQUK Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction to counselling skills within the health and social care industry, this level 2 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful – including an introduction to counselling skills theories and diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills.

Qualification Number: 601/7802/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 30
TQUK Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills and Personal Development (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking to further their knowledge in counselling skills and personal development within the health and social care industry, this level 2 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful – including the identifying of motivation for helping others, benefits of giving and receiving feedback for personal development and how to develop skills and qualities in the future.

Qualification Number: 601/7803/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 30
TQUK Level 2 Award in Delivering Chair-Based Exercise (RQF) icon

This qualification introduces learners to the planning and delivery of Chair-Based Exercise and could form part of CPD.

Qualification Number: 601/7944/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 37
TQUK Level 2 Award in Delivering Seated Recreational Physical Activities (RQF) icon

The qualification introduces learners to the planning and delivery of Seated Recreational Physical Activities and could form part of CPD.

Qualification Number: 601/7947/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 29
TQUK Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings (QCF) icon

Designed for learners wishing to develop knowledge and understanding of the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with employer, how own role fits within the wider context of the sector, career pathways available within own and related sectors

Qualification Number: 601/4052/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 24
TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Health and Social Care and Early Years and Childcare Settings (RQF) icon

This qualification introduces learners to the knowledge and skills required to apply food safety principles effectively. It could form part of preparation for or progression to employment provided a real work environment is available.

Qualification Number: 601/7970/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 15
TQUK Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Theories (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for an introduction to counselling theories within the health and social care industry, this level 2 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful – including the describing of key elements of psychodynamic theory and person-centred theory.

Qualification Number: 601/7804/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 30
TQUK Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection (QCF) icon

Designed fo learners who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of the prevention and control of infections including legislation, policies, systems and procedures relating to prevention and control of infections.

Qualification Number: 601/3486/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 70
TQUK Level 2 Award in Promoting Employment in Social Care (RQF) icon

This qualification equips learners with the skills needed to promote careers and jobs in the Social Care sector to individuals looking to secure employment. It includes the development of effective presentation skills.

Qualification Number: 601/7721/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 48
TQUK Level 2 Award in Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition in Health and Social Care or Early Years and Childcare Settings (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking to gain further knowledge in the promoting of food safety and nutrition within health and social care or early years settings, this level 2 award will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful, including how to support individuals to eat and drink, contributing to promoting nutrition and hydration in health and care settings and encouraging individuals to select suitable options for food and drink.

Qualification Number: 601/7427/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 58
TQUK Level 2 Award In Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (QCF) icon

Designed for learners wishing to develop knowledge and understanding of how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace and how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.

Qualification Number: 601/3025/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 10
TQUK Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness (RQF) icon

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of strokes. It could form part of CPD.

Qualification Number: 601/7939/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 28
TQUK Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Health and Social Care (RQF) icon

This qualification is ideal for learners looking to gain an understanding of the role that organised activities can play in supporting those using care services

Qualification Number: 601/7708/1 Min Guided Learning Hours: 62
TQUK Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop knowledge and competence to support individuals with learning disabilities either in an educational context or more widely.

Qualification Number: 601/6068/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 88
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Assisting and Moving Individuals for Social Care Settings (QCF) icon

This qualification is for learners who have responsibilities for physically assisting and moving individuals in a health care setting. The qualification covers how to assist people after falls and move them in a safe manner using specialist equiptment. 

Qualification Number: 601/7428/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 140
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking to further their knowledge in counselling skills within the health and social care industry, this level 2 certificate will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful – including an introduction to counselling skills theories and how to apply diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills.

Qualification Number: 601/7815/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 120
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF) icon

The TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care (RQF) develops learners’ understanding, skills and competences of what dementia is and how to support individuals with dementia, including understanding models of dementia and disability, understanding person-centred care, and understanding how to communicate with individuals who have dementia. This qualification is intended to update and continue the professional development of learners and to develop knowledge and skills relevant to occupational specialisation.

Qualification Number: 601/7940/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 134
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking to further their knowledge of mental health awareness within the Health and Social Care industry sector, this level 2 certificate will provide learners with the key skills necessary to be successful. Including the understanding of stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia and depression.

Qualification Number: 603/0156/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 130
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) icon

Designed for learners working, or looking to work, in a variety of job roles in the adult health and social care sector. This qualification develops knowledge and understanding of a range of key issues, including: equality and diversity, safeguarding, duty of care, health and safety, person centred approaches and handling information. This qualification forms part of the popular Health and Social Care apprenticeship.

Qualification Number: 601/4040/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 179
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop knowledge and competence for individuals who have a job role which involves supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

 

Qualification Number: 601/7429/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 145
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of dementia care to help further their career in health and social care, or who care for a dementia patient in a domestic context.

Qualification Number: 601/5360/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 123
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care settings (QCF) icon

Designed for learners looking to increase the level of their knowledge of this area as part of overarching strategies to reduce the incidence of infection in health care settings therefore protecting the health of staff and users of the services.

Qualification Number: 601/5285/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 111
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (QCF) icon

This qualification is for learners wishing to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding in an adult health and social setting. These are core values for any one working in an environment where they have responsibility for other individuals and this qualification helps to develop thinking around their importance.

Qualification Number: 601/4344/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 145
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care (QCF) icon

Designed for learners are likely to be in employment in a health and social care setting though and have responsibilities for caring for patients nearing the end of their life.

Qualification Number: 601/5336/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 110
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health (QCF) icon

This qualification is for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of nutrition and healthy eating. It is relevant to you if you promote healthy eating and to those who are interested in a career in health or nutrition.

Qualification Number: 601/4656/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 126
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes (QCF) icon

Designed for learners wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding around what is involved with caring for individuals with diabetes. This qualification is suitable for someone working in a health and social care setting, or someone with a close friend of relative with the condition who wishes to understand a little more about how to assist with their care.

Qualification Number: 601/4617/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 105
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (QCF) icon

Designed for learners with responsibility for the administration, storage, to disposal of and to process medicines safely. This qualification provides learners with an understanding of medication and prescriptions and could form part of a learner's CPD.

Qualification Number: 601/4050/1 Min Guided Learning Hours: 110
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding relating to working in the mental health sector, including approaches to care, duties of care and mental health issues.

Qualification Number: 601/5435/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 120
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (RQF) icon

This qualification provides learners with a huge choice of optional units allowing them to tailor their learning to suit. It is for individuals looking to develop the knowledge and skills essential for a successful career in Health and Social Care.

Qualification Number: 601/7719/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 343
TQUK Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) icon

This qualifiaction is for learners working or looking to further their career in health and social care. This qualification will develop skills and knowledge relating to person centred approaches to care, communication and personal development. It forms part of the intermediate apprenticeship in Health and Social Care.

Qualification Number: 601/3750/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 319
TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of Dementia (QCF) icon

This qualification is intended to update and continue your professional development and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to occupational specialisation. It is most suitable for you if you are already working in health and social care and wish to expand your knowledge of working with dementia, however as the qualification is knowledge based it would also be useful as preparation for work in the sector.

Qualification Number: 601/7430/4 Min Guided Learning Hours: 86
TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop their understanding of working in end of life care; how to provide support when working in end of life care and how to support individuals during the last days of life. It is relevant as an introduction for those working or planning to work in an role which involves end of life care.

Qualification Number: 601/7716/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 89
TQUK Level 3 Award in Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (RQF) icon

The qualification introduces learners to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to support the implementation of the Act in the sector. It provides an opportunity to develop knowledge of the subject

Qualification Number: 601/7946/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 28
TQUK Level 3 Award in Inducting Others in the Assisting and Moving of Individuals in Social Care (RQF) icon

The purpose of the qualification is to provide continuous professional development to equip supervisors and managers with the skills to carry out effective induction of their staff in assisting and moving. It is recommended that it is combined with an appropriate ‘train the trainer’ qualification. The qualification can form part of CPD.

Qualification Number: 601/7937/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 40
TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualifications is to develop knowledge and competence for individuals who:

  • already work in Health and Social care but are new to learning disability services
  • work in learning disability services and want a short qualification for CPD
  • have a job role not exclusively focused around supporting individuals with learning disabilities, but have some contact and wish to develop relevant skills and knowledge
  • are community and volunteer carers whose role includes contact with individuals with learning disabilities
  • have other roles such as employment care adviser or palliative care professional and wish to develop their service to meet the needs of a wider range of service users.
Qualification Number: 601/7948/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 83
TQUK Level 3 Award in Training the Care Trainer (QCF) icon

Designed for learners working in the care sector with a responsibility for training or inducting other staff members.

Qualification Number: 601/6818/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 42
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Activity Provision in Social Care (RQF) icon

This qualification is for learners wanting to develop theirunderstanding of the role that activity provision can play in rehabilitation, therapy and support for users of care services.

Qualification Number: 601/7707/X Min Guided Learning Hours: 126
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) icon

Designed for learners working in health and social care who wish to progress and take on additional responsibilities. This qualification will develop skills and knowledge relating to person centred approaches to care, communication and personal development. It forms part of the higher level apprenticeship in Health and Social Care and may be suitable for those with team leader responsibilities

Qualification Number: 601/4041/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 190
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management (RQF) icon

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of the management of stroke care. It could form part of CPD.

Qualification Number: 601/7941/7 Min Guided Learning Hours: 189
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualifications is to develop knowledge and competence for individuals who:

  • already work in Health and Social care but are new to learning disability services
  • work in learning disability services and want a short qualification for CPD
  • have a job role not exclusively focused around supporting individuals with learning disabilities, but have some contact and wish to develop relevant skills and knowledge
  • are community and volunteer carers whose role includes contact with individuals with learning disabilities
  • have other roles such as employment care adviser or palliative care professional and wish to develop their service to meet the needs of a wider range of service users.

 

Qualification Number: 601/7943/0 Min Guided Learning Hours: 83
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who work to look after individuals as they near the end of their life. This qualification helps to develop understanding of how to communicate, maintain dignity and bereavement care.

Qualification Number: 601/4300/9 Min Guided Learning Hours: 141
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Care (QCF) icon

Designed for learners whose job involves supporting people with mental health problems and who wish to gain an understanding of mental health problems and how to care for, support and manage risks for individuals with mental health problems.

Qualification Number: 601/4647/3 Min Guided Learning Hours: 77
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who are looking for further knowledge in understanding substance misuse within the Health and Social Care industry sector, this level 3 certificate will provide them with the key skills they need to be successful. Including understanding drug use; facts, effects, symptoms and attitudes, understanding responses to substance misuse and understanding alcohol.

Qualification Number: 603/0154/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 65
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care (RQF) icon

Designed for learners who wish to develop the learner's knowledge and skills relevant to working in end of life care; communication, assessment and care planning and person centered approaches during end of life care. The qualification also addresses care during the final hours of life and bereavement care.

Qualification Number: 601/7717/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 191
TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Working with Individuals with Diabetes (QCF) icon

Designed for learners who work in any capacity with individuals who have diabetes, or wish to increase their awareness of the condition and how it is managed. Learners may work in Health and Social Care and take the qualification as part of CPD, or have a close friend or family member with diabetes and want to improve their understanding of how to support them.

Qualification Number: 601/4609/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 156
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (RQF) icon

This qualification is suitable for learners who are looking to develop knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas relating to working within a health care workforce supporting other health care professionals.

Qualification Number: 601/7722/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 373
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (RQF) icon

This qualification provides opportunity to build upon existing skills and knowledge and allows for specialisation with an arry of optional units. Learners are likely to have already undertaken the Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support or to have some experience working in the sector.

Qualification Number: 601/7720/2 Min Guided Learning Hours: 343
TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF) icon

Designed for learners working in a variety of roles in health, social care or children and young people’s settings whose job role is within, for example, a residential setting, primary care environment, day services, personal assistance and domiciliary services.  This qualification forms part of the higher level Health and Social Care apprenticeship.

Qualification Number: 601/3878/6 Min Guided Learning Hours: 315
TQUK Level 5 Certificate in Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life and Significant Life Events (RQF) icon

The purpose of this qualification is to develop skills and knowledge to support managers who lead and manage end of life care services. The aim is to promote positive experiences for individuals and their families at the end of life.

Qualification Number: 601/7950/8 Min Guided Learning Hours: 127
TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) icon

This qualification is for learners looking to develop the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders in the health and social care sector.  Achieving the qualification should enable learners to innovate and respond to a changing environment and to meet challenges and opportunities within the sector.

Qualification Number: 601/5590/5 Min Guided Learning Hours: 586