Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Award (Online)

The need for adult social care continues to rise at a time when the system supporting that care is rapidly and significantly changing. With around 1.5 million people working in adult social care in England, care workers need up-to-date support and guidance to provide adequate person-centred care.

Completion of this qualification will equip you with a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector, and the purpose and requirements of the different roles within it. It will also give you an introductory knowledge of some of the key requirements to work in adult social care, such as the importance of communication and valuing the individuals being cared for.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal if you have little or no previous experience but are considering a career in adult health and social care sector and wish to explore the different roles in this field. It is also suitable if you are returning to work following a career break.

What you will learn

  • Introduction to the adult social care sector
  • Values and principles of adult social care
  • Skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
  • Communication in adult social care
  • Roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to our state-of-the-art simulation ward and laboratories through half-termly Masterclasses and Workshops.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 1 qualification
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.

Employment

Career progression within the health and social care sectors will not always be vertical, it may also be horizontal. New ways of working and new roles are constantly evolving to meet the health and social care needs of the population. These new roles provide staff with opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills often described as ‘expanded’ roles. Additionally, this qualification will support individuals looking to retrain and explore employment opportunities in the Health and Social Care Sector.

This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/daycare settings
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.

Progression

This course will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 in End of Life Care or a Health and Social Care related apprenticeship at Weston College. You may also choose to study another of our specialist Level 2 qualifications in Health and Social.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Eligibility for FREE Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley and the West Midlands.

Please note: An administration fee of £100 will be incurred if you withdraw from the course. For funding reasons you can only enrol on one course at a time.


Course Level

Level 1

Financial Information

Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.

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