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There are no formal requirements.

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The Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care (QCF) is a part time course for adults who want to gain a qualification in Health and Social Care.

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The Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care (QCF) is a part time course for adults who want to gain a qualification in Health and Social Care. It does not confirm competence but relates to the knowledge elements in the mandatory units of the Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2. For further information please contact the Health & Social Care Team on 01254 292288 or Student Services on 01254 292929.

What will I study?

You will complete 9 mandatory units (20 credits):

  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Personal development
  • Role of the social care worker
  • Handling information
  • Health & safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of care
  • Person centred approaches

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements but learners will be expected to have an interest in health and social care and a suitable level of literacy.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by the successful completion of assignments for each unit. Assignments are marked by the tutor and feedback given. You will submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.

What can I do next?

You may progress on to work in a social care setting or study an Access to Higher Education

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Social Work Assistant

If you want to help and support people in the community, this could be a great job for you. Social work assistants help qualified social workers. The clients you work with could be in the community, in hospitals and in other settings such as residential care homes.

Employers will usually consider experience to be more important than your qualifications. They may ask for a good standard of general secondary education. To be a social worker’s assistant you will need a practical and flexible approach to work. You will also need to be patient and understanding.

Social Work

If you want to make a positive difference in the community, a career as a social worker could be a perfect choice for you. To become a social worker you will need to study a three-year undergraduate degree or a two-year postgraduate degree in social work that is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will also need to pass background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). As a qualified social worker your job will be to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds and be able to gain their trust, in order to help them. Often you’ll be put in situations where your tact, patience and understanding will be needed and you’ll need to assess and cope with these situations in a sensitive and non-judgemental way.

Care Assistant

If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be just what you are looking for.

As a care assistant you would help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families.

It would be useful if you had experience in a caring role. When you apply for a job you will need to pass background checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A good care assistant has a friendly and caring approach and the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. Patience and a sense of humour are also important.

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