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Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

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3 months
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12 months
Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)
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Awarding Body: Training Qualifications UK

Study Type: Online

Entry Requirments: None

Duration: 12 Months

Qualification: Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This Ofqual regulated qualification is a great way to start your career in Social Care. On completion of this qualification, you would have met all of the knowledge criteria for the Level 3 Diploma for Health and Social Care.

The Level 3 Diploma for Health and Social Care is a mandatory requirement for working as a care worker in adult social care.


Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

Regulated by Ofqual


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This qualification is perfect for aspiring candidates to kick-start their career in Social Care as a carer or support worker. This course is completed online and will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competence to work confidently within a social care setting. As this is an introductory qualification for new carers, we recommend that candidates who are already working in the care industry to enrol onto our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, which is approved by Skills for Care

You will be assessed through written assignments which will be set through assessment planning on our e-learning online learning system. In total, you will need to complete 9 assignments.

Course information

You will be part of our newly developed Online Learner Management System which has been designed to ensure you receive quick responses to your work submissions and requests for support from one of our dedicated assessors or mentors. Our learner management system will help you to keep track of all of your assignments and clearly outlines through a progress bar how much you have remaining to complete your Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. Our assessors will be happy to guide you to resources which will help you to gain a more thorough understanding of your assignments and ensure you complete your course with as much ease as possible.

The units in this Level 3 Course are:

Unit 1: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings - R/602/3036

Unit 2: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings - M/602/3044

Unit 3: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care - A/601/8574

Unit 4: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings - R/601/1436

Unit 5: Understand the role of the social care worker - A/602/3113

Unit 6: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings - R/602/3182

Unit 7: Understand health and safety in social care settings - L/602/3178

Unit 8: Understand how to handle information in social care settings - D/602/3119

Unit 9: Principles of communication in adult social care settings - R/602/2906

On completion of this qualification, we recommend candidates to continue their journey with us by enrolling onto our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.

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Career Pathways

This Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care can help you succeed in a wide range of healthcare settings, such as:

  • Residential care
  • Community and primary care
  • Acute health environments (eg. hospitals)
  • Domiciliary services (home care/home help)
  • Supported living projects
  • Community-based care
  • Private care for a person or family.

What Happens Next?

Once you have made a purchase you will be sent your online account details and step by step instructions within 48 hours. You will be able to log onto your course and start completing your enrolment immediately. Our enrolments team check enrolment submissions on a daily basis, however, please allow 5 working days. Once your enrolment is complete you will be provided with access to your course and you can begin completing your assignments.

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