Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health and Social or Children and Young People Settings Level 2

This qualification provides the knowledge needed to understand the health, social care and children and young people’s sectors, and the roles within them. It covers a wide range of topics including employment law, legislation and procedures, and personal development.

Course Fees


Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

8 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body


Course Content

Unit 1: Know the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within their own area of work.

  • Section 1: List the aspects of employment covered by law
  • Section 2: List the main features of current employment legislation
  • Section 3: Outline why legislation relating to employment exists
  • Section 4: Identify sources and types of information and advice available in relation to employment responsibilities and rights.

Unit 2: Understand agreed ways of working that protect own relationship with the employer.

  • Section 1: Describe the terms and conditions of own contract of employment
  • Section 2: Describe the information shown on own pay statement
  • Section 3: Describe the procedures to follow in event of a grievance
  • Section 4: Identify the personal information that must be kept up to date with own employer
  • Section 5: Explain agreed ways of working with the employer.

Unit 3: Understand how own role fits within the wider context of the sector.

  • Section 1: Explain how own role fits within the delivery of the service provided
  • Section 2: Explain the effect of own role on service provision
  • Section 3: Describe how own role links to the wider sector
  • Section 4: Describe the main roles and responsibilities of representative bodies that influence the wider sector.

Unit 4: Understand career pathways available within own and related sectors.

  • Section 1: Explore different types of occupational opportunities
  • Section 2: Identify sources of information related to a chosen career pathway
  • Section 3: Identify next steps in own career pathway.

Unit 5: Understand how issues of public concern may affect the image and delivery of services in the sector.

  • Section 1: Identify occasions where the public have raised concerns regarding issues within the sector
  • Section 2: Outline different viewpoints around an issue of public concern relevant to the sector
  • Section 3: Describe how issues of public concern have altered public views of the sector
  • Section 4: Describe recent changes in service delivery which have affected own area of work.