Unit 2: Principlea of Health & Social Care

Unit code:                Y/601/1566

QCF level:                 QCF Level 5/ NFQ Level 6/7

Credit value:              15


The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice.

Unit abstract

This unit develops understanding of the values and principles that underpin the practice of all those who work in health and social care. Learners will consider theories and policies that underpin health and social care practice and explore formal and informal mechanisms required  to promote good practice by individuals in the workforce, including strategies that can influence the performance of others.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Understand how principles of support are implemented in health and social care practice

  2. Understand the impact of policy, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organisation policy and  practice
  3. Understand the theories that underpin health and social care practice
  4. Be able to contribute to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy.