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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Start your career in Social Care.


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Price
Free
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If you are 19 years old or older living in England, the course will be free to you as it is funded...

Study method
Online
Duration
9 weeks · Self-paced
Access to content
Access until course completion
Qualification
Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)
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  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

As the need for adult social care continues to rise, it's important that care workers have up-to-date support and guidance that allows them to provide the best care possible for the people they work with.

If you'd like to work in adult social care, this fully online course will help you gain an appreciation of what it's like to work in the sector.

You will learn about person-centred care and safe working practices, as well as the importance of safeguarding, equality and diversity, and duty of care.

Qualification

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual

Description

With around 1.5 million people working in adult social care in England, care workers need up-to-date support and guidance in order to provide adequate person-centred care.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Gain appreciation of what to expect in the sector
  • Learn about person-centred care and safe working practices
  • Understand the duty of care and safeguarding
  • Improve your understanding of equality and diversity, safeguarding and protection

Who is this course for?

This Level 2 course in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care could prove useful to those looking to follow a career path in Health and Social Care. This could evolve into professions like;

  • Social Work Assistant (£12,500 to £25,000)
  • Care Worker (£13,500 to £25,000)
  • Nurse (£25,654 to £31,533)

Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

  • The learner must live in England and be over 19 years old. To enrol you must have your National Insurance number, a form of Identification, employment documents and details of your previous qualifications. This process can take 10-20 minutes.

*Please note there is a £125 cancellation fee if a learner enrols and fails to complete or withdraws early from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. We may be able to offer extensions if learners are unable to meet the set submission deadline. Please read the declaration on the enrolment form carefully before signing up.

Career path

This course is for anyone who wants to start a career in adult social care.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.