Care Planning – Level 2 Course

£ 251.39

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Course Description

The Care Planning – Level 2 Course is designed to promote nursing and care theory, with specific regard to care planning, and to assist with applying that theory into practice. Care Planning is a way of agreeing, arranging and managing the services required to enable a person to live at home or to move into a residential or nursing home. Students will cover such areas as risk assessment, planning, implementation, the legal aspects of record keeping, computer based care planning systems and much more!!

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 hard-copy versions of this course are only being dispatched twice a week so there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Care Planning – Level 2 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: The Basic Process of Care Management.
The following topics are covered: What is a Model?; Choosing a Model; and A Healthy Individual.
The following topics are covered: Accountability of the Registered Nurse; Mental Health Records; Nursing & Midwifery Council; The Commission for Social Care Inspection; Access & Ownership of Records; Professional Access to Records; Retention of Records; Ownership of Records; Patient-Held Records; and Confidentiality of Records.
The following topics are covered: Activities of Living; Mental Health Assessment; Pain Assessment Tools; Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessments; Wound Assessment & Documentation; Depth & Extent of Tissue Damage; and Wound Measurement.
The following topics are covered: Infection Control; Aggression and Violence; Wandering; Restraint / Use of Bed Rails; Falls; Pressure Ulcers; and Abuse.
The following topics are covered: What the Service User’s needs and/or problems are; An objective (goal or outcome); How the objective is planned to be met (actions/interventions) and when the goal will be met; and When the actions will be measured and reviewed.
The following topics are covered: Implementing Care – 3 Simple Steps.
The following topics are covered: Observation; Questioning; Examining; Testing; and Measuring.
The following topics are covered: What is a HIMS?; Assessment / Care Planning HIMS; Analytical HIMS; eLearning HIMS; What is MDS; and What are RAPS.


There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by NCC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Online Course + Hard Copy Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 200 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-3 Working Days (Email & Recorded Delivery)