European Social Fund

PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE - LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

Duration: 13 weeks (3 hours per session)
Level: Level 2
Last Updated: 01-06-22

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is an ideal taster for those new to the sector or new to the world of work.

Accessible to all who wish to understand more about working in health and social care, the certificate will introduce you to some basic concepts in care and employment preparation.

Covering key areas, essential for success in the sector, you will study a range of areas from communication to equality, diversity and inclusion to safeguarding and person-centred approaches.

Through a variety of learning methods you will complete four knowledge based units and to secure the qualification, you must pass all units.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to progress into employment or a higher level qualification in a related area.
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will study a minimum of 20 credits, through 9 mandatory units. 

You will leave, upon successful completion of the course with knowledge in the following core subjects:

-    Principles of communication in adult social care settings
-    Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
-    Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
-    Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
-    Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
-    Understanding the role of the social care worker
-    Understanding person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
-    Understanding health and safety in social care settings
-    Understanding how to handle information in social care settings

MODULES

You will study a minimum of 20 credits, through 9 mandatory units. 

You will leave, upon successful completion of the course with knowledge in the following core subjects:

-    Principles of communication in adult social care settings
-    Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
-    Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
-    Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
-    Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
-    Understanding the role of the social care worker
-    Understanding person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
-    Understanding health and safety in social care settings
-    Understanding how to handle information in social care settings

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught by highly enthusiastic, industry experienced professionals, who will develop skills to ensure you can undertake the fundamental basics and progress onto higher level study, if you so wish.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including a candidate workbook. This is a knowledge only qualification, so work experience is not mandatory.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area, or into employment.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

The sessions will include an induction, workshop and feedback sessions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No, but preferable if they have completed the NCFE CACHE L1 Award in Preparing  to Work in Adult Social Care.

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