Accessible, step-by-step, guidance on how to attain your Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma with a clear focus on how to pass the assessment.
Written by a hugely experienced team with decades of practical experience of working in the sector, the Collins Health and Social Care Level 2 Diploma sets out the core units in clear, easily navigable spreads - each of which focusses closely on what candidates need to know and do to pass the qualification.
Content is delivered with step-by-step guidance for the candidate with ready-to-use assessment tasks for both knowledge and work-based evidence. These are broken down into what is required for candidates to pass: what they need to know (knowledge) and what they need to do (competence). These are be linked directly to getting students the number of credits they need.
There are also a number of engaging case studies to ensure that the books are rooted in real experiences of working in the health and social care sector, linking the theory to good practice.
Mark Walsh is a registered nurse and teacher. Mark has taught academic and employment-based courses to health and social care, nursing and child care students in a number of further and higher education institutions. He is an experienced writer of textbook, teacher support and distance learning learning materials and has worked as a moderator, principal examiner and chair of examiners for major awarding bodies. Mark currently tutors for The Open University and provides mental health training and support for tutors and students in further and higher education. Ann Mitchell is a registered nurse and teacher with 30 years experience in the health and social care sector. Ann is an experienced practitioner and nurse tutor and currently works for The Open University as a senior lecturer and mental health lead. She has taught, assessed and written a range of health and social care courses, learning materials and texts and has a particular interest in the physical and mental health needs of Black and Minority Ethnic groups. John Rowe is a registered nurse and teacher with a wealth of practice experience gained in a variety of care settings. John has taught nursing courses at a range of universities and is currently a lecturer in mental health nursing at The Open University. John has written several courses for The Open University and is an experienced author of accessible learning materials. Elaine Millar trained and worked for many years as a general and psychiatric nurse in both child and adult fields. After spending some time working in a hostel for teenagers who were leaving care and looking after disadvantaged children from inner city Philadelphia, USA she completed a psychology degree and moved into research nursing. More recently she has combined raising a family with writing books and distance learning courses in health and social care. Lois Greenhalgh is a speech and language therapist with many years' experience of devising and delivering training to NVQ-level carers in various different health or social care settings. She has done research into health information for people with health and social care needs, in association with the OU and the King's Fund; she also worked for a time as editor of her profession's monthly clinical bulletin. She has a particular interest in making information accessible and user-friendly.