Working in the Health Sector (Level 2)

Whether you already work in healthcare or are preparing for a career in the industry, this FREE online qualification provides an understanding of different healthcare roles and how to provide effective care.

  • Boost your CV and develop vital literacy and language skills
  • Ideal if you are already working in or would like to work in a health sector role
  • Provides a practical insight into work and career progression within the health sector
  • Gain a nationally accredited Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area.

Unit one

Understanding the role of the healthcare worker

In this unit you will cover the following:

  • Learn about different work roles and working relationships in a health care setting
  • Develop methods of working more effectively with others
  • Discover the importance of knowing the limits of your own expertise and knowledge.

Unit two

Communication skills for working in the health sector

In this unit you will cover the following:

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of communication for working in the health sector
  • Learn effective methods of maintaining accurate and complete records
  • Build an awareness of how to meet the communication needs of individuals.

Unit three

Personal development in the health sector

In this unit you will cover the following:

  • Develop ways to identify your own development needs
  • Gain an understanding of career paths within the health sector
  • Learn about the expectations of named work roles in relation to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

Unit four

Health, safety and security in the health sector

In this unit you will cover the following:

  • Learn how to assist in maintaining health, safety and security in a healthcare environment
  • Discover ways to identify risk, respond to emergency situations and report issues
  • Gain an understanding of how to reduce the spread of infection in a healthcare setting.

Unit five

Understand quality standards in the health sector

In this unit you will cover the following:

  • Understand how to deliver quality standards that apply to healthcare settings
  • Learn how quality standards are monitored, evaluated and maintained in the health care sector
  • Discover how to use resources efficiently to support quality standards.

Unit six

Equality and diversity in the health sector

In this unit you will cover the following:

  • Understand the importance of equality and diversity in relation to everyone working in the health sector
  • Learn why it is everyone’s responsibility to act in a way that supports equality and diversity
  • Discover how legislation and codes of practice support equality and diversity.

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At a glance

  • FREE 100% online study
  • Minimum of 10 hours study per week
  • 6 end of unit assessments
  • No existing qualification(s) in subject required
  • First-class online and telephone support.
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Am I eligible?

To be eligible for a free place, you must:

  • Be aged 19 or older
  • Live in England
  • Have lived in the EU for at least three years

Complete support

As a vision2learn student you will be assigned a dedicated tutor throughout your studies. We also offer in-depth telephone and online support (including live chat) whenever you need it. Our friendly team are available from 8am–8pm Monday–Thursday, and Fridays between 9am–5pm.

If you have further questions please call us on 0191 215 4100. Alternatively, you can visit our Help section for frequently asked questions.