What is this course about?

Care workers play a key role in ensuring that their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. This course ensures that individuals understand their role in person-centred thinking, planning and reviews when supporting residents/patients.
Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught?

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Care Planning.

What else do I need to know?

The course includes the following units: Unit 1: Understanding person-centred thinking and planning. This unit provides learners with knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews. Unit 2: Care planning for the care worker. This unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required to facilitate working with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan, including person-centred assessment, planning, implementation and review. Unit 3: Understanding nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings. This unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding of promoting health and well-being through nutrition and hydration. Unit 4: Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene. This unit provides learners with the underpinning knowledge for supporting individuals in maintaining personal hygiene. It covers good personal hygiene routines and why these are important, as well as the causes of poor personal hygiene. Unit 5: Understanding continence care. The unit provides learners with the knowledge and understanding required to support individuals to manage continence. It covers the factors affecting continence, the management of continence, and the use of continence equipment. Unit 6: Principles of supporting sleep. This unit provides learners with the knowledge required to establish the conditions that are likely to be suitable for sleep, and how to support individuals to sleep.

What could I do next?

Other distance learning courses or care-related qualifications.
Course Code


  •  20 weeks

Distance Learning



Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.