Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate

Health & Social Care is a key sector for us, and it has never been more important to ensure that individuals working or preparing to enter a career in Care have access to high quality, effective and relevant training and qualifications.

We are currently developing the learning and assessment materials for this newly updated qualification, designed by Skills for Care and, pending approval, it will be available in the OCN London qualifications portfolio.

Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate update – Funding

16th April 2024

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) have recently updated their guidance on the new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate.

The funding for the newly updated qualification will come via the Adult Social Care Training and Development fund, intended to support the upskilling of the Adult Social Care workforce in England.

Eligible care sector employers will be able to claim reimbursement for the training via a new digital online claims service, due to be introduced this summer.

Over £50 million of the total ASC fund value is set aside to help up to 37,000 people working in direct care roles to undertake the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification by March 2025.

The fund is intended to be administered by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and updated guidance is due to be published in the coming months.

Eligibility for the funding is outlined by the DHSC and states that employers must;

The funding available per learner carries a maximum amount of £1500 and eligible candidates must be;

  • aged 19 and over
  • working in a direct care role

OCN London’s qualifications team are currently working on the delivery and assessment models for the certificate and we anticipate that it will be available to approved Centres in June 2024, pending approval.

We also welcome Care sector employers who are considering delivering the qualification to their employees and looking to explore their options.

If you would like to arrange an initial chat with our team, please contact us at innovation@ocnlondon.org.uk

Useful links

Adult Social Care Training and Development Fund: a guide for employers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification (skillsforcare.org.uk)

Getting started with ASC-WDS (skillsforcare.org.uk)

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