Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Certificate

This course will be delivered online.

Please note, Distance Learning courses have rolling start dates, meaning you can apply for this course at anytime. Recent statistics show that the number of jobs in adult social care was estimated at 1.63 million, but only 1.5 million people fill these available roles. Demand for adult social care is constantly increasing as people who use the services are living longer, meaning there is a rising need for quality providers of care. Have you ever considered how you might contribute to the care of vulnerable adults in society? This Level 2, distance learning course prepares you for any role within adult social care, in order to ensure the needs of vulnerable people continue to be met.

Course Content

This level 2 qualification is suitable for those who are looking to work in, or widen their knowledge of, the adult social care sector. The course will develop your knowledge of the responsibilities of adult social care workers, the diverse needs of the people using the services, and other important factors such as abuse and safeguarding.

The [online] course is split into nine manageable units:

Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings

Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings

Unit 3: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children?s and young people?s settings

Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker

Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings

Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date. You must have Level 1 English skills (e.g. Functional Skills English). If you are not able to produce evidence of an English qualification, you will be required to take a short assessment. To ensure this course and style of learning is suitable for you, we will also require you to complete a short course application and attend a brief [online] interview. You must have access to the necessary I.T equipment and internet service to study on this course. A PC, laptop or tablet is recommended.

Assessment Methods

This course is conducted via Distance Learning you will submit all assignment work through the learning platform. You will be assigned an assessor and you will receive feedback via the learning platform.

Further Study Options

On successful completion of this course you could consider Level 3 Health and Social Care related courses e.g. Diplomas, Access to Higher Education. Following this, you could apply to study at University, for example a degree in Social Work.

Additional Information

This course is delivered via the EQUAL learning platform, an award-winning, learning resource of the highest quality. Resources are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times. Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study, although you are expected to complete your course within the given timeframe. We will ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal course assessor.