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Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (FREE Distance Learning Course) - Level 2

Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the learners knowledge and understanding of the underlying principles required for a variety of job roles in the adult health and social care sector including: equality and diversity, safeguarding, duty of care, health and safety, person centred approaches and handling information.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

This qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

Start dates and fees

This course is currently free if you are enrolled by Wednesday 31 March 2021.

How long is the course?

Total time to achieve this qualification is 120 hours, including preparation, study both with and without the supervision of a tutor and assessment.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading.

What does the course lead to?

This course could lead to work as a:

  • Care Worker – up to £19,834
  • Personal Care Assistant – up to £20,407
  • Residential Support Worker – up to £20,417
  • Social Care Worker – up to £30,000

What will I study?

This course is made up of a series of mandatory units:

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

What can I go on to study?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the 'Sign up now' button below and fill in our online form.

We will then send you an electronic enrolment form to complete and return to us.

Once we have received your form, we'll send you details on how to access the online courses. It's that simple!

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Next steps

Enrol on this course

For more information, please contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email enquiries@wnc.ac.uk

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01623 413602

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