Person in a health and social care role

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

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Course content

Mandatory units

  • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Introduction to duty of care in health and social care settings
  • Understand the role of the social care worker
  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in social care settings

Who is the course for?

This course is for students aged 18 or over who have an interest in Health and Social Care and are looking at working within the industry.

Assessment method

To gain this qualification you will need to evidence that you have undertaken each unit. A qualified tutor will assess you using:

  • Observation
  • Portfolio
  • Work Placement

Entry requirements

Students Need to demonstrate ability to work at level 2 standard and should have or are working towards English and Maths qualifications at Level 1. It is also important that students have an interest in the care sector.

Future opportunities / career options

Progression to Pearson Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Health and Social Care

Progression to careers within the sector and other courses to suit individual needs and aspirations.

When is the course run?

September 2018

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).

For people aged 19+ the course fee is TBC. Not everyone pays course fees, please see Money Matters for further information.