• Course Information

    This qualification provides an ideal taster for learners who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners of all ages who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

    • Course Code
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Course Location
    • Start Date
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      16 weeks
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  • Overview

    Course duration: 3-hour lessons (online via Teams) over 16 weeks plus approximately 3 hours per week independent study.

    This is a knowledge based only qualification.

    Mandatory Units:

    • Unit 21 Principles of communication in adult social care settings 
    • Unit 22 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings 
    • Unit 23 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 
    • Unit 24 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 
    • Unit 24 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
    • Unit 25 Understand the role of the social care worker 
    • Unit 26 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings 
    • Unit 27 Understand health and safety in social care settings 
    • Unit 28 Understand how to handle information in social care settings 

    *Price: £811.00, FREE subject to eligibility.

    Starts: January 2023

  • Entry Requirements

     The only entry requirement is a genuine interest in Health and Social Care, or to investigate a potential career change.

  • How will I be assessed?

     Assignment assessed and 3 hours a week independent study. 

  • Progression Pathway

     It is anticipated that learners who achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care will progress to Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. 

  • Programme Specification

    The course is taught remotely through teams, and every 4 weeks there is one session based in college. Regular and punctual attendance is expected in order for you to achieve, progress and realise your full potential.

  • Delivery Method - Blended

    This course will be delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of classroom-based lessons and a small amount of online lessons.

  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check

    You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with vulnerable adults, children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check). A charge of £48* for processing DBS applications will be made; this fee is included in the course fees. If you are eligible for fee remission, there will be no DBS charge. If you are an Apprentice, this will be organised by your employer. *Price correct from June 2022.

    You will need to complete a DBS for this course and in doing so will need to provide 3 ID documents. These can include; Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Bank statement or a letter.