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 on this course students will receive an accredited Level 2 Certificate Award.

The Care Planning course covers the following Units:-

  • Unit 1 – Nursing / Care Process

The following topics are covered: The Basic Process of Care Management.

  • Unit 2: Models of Nursing / Care

The following topics are covered: What is a Model?; Choosing a Model; and A Healthy Individual.

  • Unit 3: Legal Aspects of Record Keeping

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.

  • Unit 4: Assessment

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.

  • Unit 5: Risk Assessment

The following topics are covered: Infection Control; Aggression and Violence; Wandering; Restraint / Use of Bed Rails; Falls; Pressure Ulcers; and Abuse.

  • Unit 6: Planning

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.

  • Unit 7: Implementation

The following topics are covered: Implementing Care – 3 Simple Steps.

  • Unit 8: Evaluation

The following topics are covered: Observation; Questioning; Examining; Testing; and Measuring.

  • Unit 9: Computer Based Care Planning Systems

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.

Course Duration & Support:

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have.

Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that unlimited support is available for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


Completing a series of tutor marked assignments together with an end of course multi-choice questionnaire, will lead you to the Care Planning ABC Awards Certificate.


ABC AwardsOn successful completion of this course students will receive a Care Planning Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. This means that the course developers (NCC Resources) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The course itself has been designed by NCC Resources to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.

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