Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.



Handle Information in Care Settings


Knowledge and skills

Learning outcomes

Assessment criteria

Potential Evidence


Understand the need for secure handling of information in care settings.


Identify the legislation that relates to the recording, storage and sharing of information in care settings.

Showcasing your knowledge: –

Tutor marked assignment – one of:

a) Assessment Pack

b) Resource Pack                      

c) Essay


All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system


Professional Discussion


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal


Showcasing your skills:


Witness Testimonies

Workplace Records

Minutes of Meetings

Care Plans

Daily notes

Supervision / Appraisals Records

Medication Administration Records

In put – Out put Records

Turn Charts


Prior Learning / Certificates

Learning Journal



Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording and storing information in a care setting.


Know how to access support for handling information.


Describe how to access guidance, information and advice about handling information.


Explain what actions to take when there are concerns over the recording, storing or sharing of information.


Be able to handle information in accordance with agreed ways of working.


Keep records that are up to date, complete, accurate and legible.


Follow agreed ways of working for:

• recording information • storing information • sharing information.