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Adult Social Care

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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Qualification Overview

This qualification aims to provide a broad knowledge of the health and social care industry. The optional units cover a wide range of subjects that learners will find useful in a variety of roles particularly in providing potential progression routes to supervisory roles or enhancing their current roles. They will also develop skills to assist them in being more able to deal with work related problems.

Entry Requirement

You must be claiming a State Benefits (JSA, Income Support, ESA or UC) and you must be 19 or older on 31st August 2019.

You must have been resident in the UK/EEA for the last 3 years.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered online with the support of a dedicated remote tutor.

You will be required to produce assignment based work and complete study packs to complete the requisite number of guided learning hours necessary to complete this course. To be successful you will need to produce a portfolio of evidence for the awarding body.

Units in this qualification

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

What’s in it for you?

Upon successful completion of the course you will have all the necessary skills and certifications to work in a health and social care environment and will significantly enhance your chances of employment.