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NCFE CACHE 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?

People aged 16 – 18

People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Adults aged 19+

This course is for people with an interest in the Health and Social Care sector and looking at a career working within this 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 of written work and activities
  • 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

Possible progression to BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care at Greenbank.

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

When is the course run?

September 2019

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 £811. You may be eligible for fee remission. See Money Matters for details.