What is the course about?
This course is a progression from level 1, or ideal for those 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 adult social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.This course is a knowledge only course, but it is always advisable to look for volunteering opportunities within the sector to support your learning.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is a Level 2 course, therefore, learners will need to have English Level 1 writing, speaking and Listening skills and Maths Level 1 or GCSE Maths and English to undertake this qualification.
What topics does the course cover?
Principles of communication in adult social care settingsPrinciples of personal development in adult social care settingsPrinciples of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settingsPrinciples of safeguarding and protection in health and social careIntroduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settingsUnderstand the role of the social care workerUnderstand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be assessed by producing an e-portfolio of evidence that proves your knowledge gained on completion of each unit. Delivery methods can include: Face to face and Blended on line learning. Assessment Method for this course is assignments
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need access to a home computer or laptop and a reliable internet source. Using a memory stick to store information can be advantageous. If you do not have your own equipment you maybe eligible for free technical equipment? Please ask our Admissions Team for support and information.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
You could work towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role. You will be able to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), or Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or on to an apprenticeship/ employment.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You will be able to progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), or Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or on to an apprenticeship/ employment.