Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Skills & Qualifications

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date


Course Length

11 weeks







Course Level


Award to be received


Regulatory Body


Home / Course / Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Who is this course for?

This is ideal if you want to take your first steps into the Adult Health and Social Care Sector or for those of you who are already working within the sector wishing to gain a recognised qualification.  The course develops knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to work in a variety of roles within the Health and Social Care sector.  You will gain an understanding of the underlying principles in relation to equality and diversity, safeguarding, duty of care, health and safety, person centred approaches and handling information. This course is an ideal entry route to many careers within Health and Social Care.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You need to be aged 19 or over to apply for this course.

Ideally you should have a minimum of Level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

What are the key things you'll learn?

You will study a range of topics including:

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, social care or children’s and young people’s 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

Principles of communication in adult social care settings

How you will learn

You will be required to produce a portfolio, and will participate in a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies to include individual and group work activities and tasks, short essays, leaflets, mini presentations, workshops, booklets, posters and professional discussions.

Where could this course take you?

Once you have achieved the qualification you could progress to the Level 3 in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

What costs will you incur?

The course cost is £400 and you need to attend to attend college day per week.  Additional costs will included items such as stationary to create your portfolio and some resources for presentations and posters if required.