Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 1 Award (QCF) (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

(Women Only)

This course will give you an introduction to a career in adult social care working either in residential care facilities or domiciliary care

Course Content

You will learn what it is like to work with adults in a caring capacity. Topics will include: Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, Communication and physical care.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will be run under strict social distancing guidelines with smaller class sizes and additional hygiene procedures in place. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

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

Tutor approval is required for this course. Please apply online and someone will contact you to arrange an interview.

You will also need to take a English & maths screening before the interview. This is to make sure you will be able to understand the course materials and participate fully in lessons. Further detals will be sent when you have arranged an interview.

The course will prepare you to undertake a level 2 qualification and is ideal for learners who need to improve their level of English
You should have English at entry level 3 or level 1

First Class Requirements

You should bring a ring binder, black pen and A4 notepad

Attendance Requirements

You are required to attend all sessions, on time

Assessment Methods

Your coursework will be continuously assessed and feedback given in class and your final grade determined on submission of your coursework folder.

Further Study Options

Once you complete this course your tutor will advise you if you are ready to progress to level 2

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

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