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

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

Tackle adult care plans and offer functional and cognitive support to individuals with the help of this excellent NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course.

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is regulated by Ofqual, allowing you to get high-quality education online. This certification will teach you the basics of care and prepare you for fieldwork. You will develop information and understanding of the abilities needed to work in the adult social care field. You'll also learn how to employ reflective practice for personal growth, the concept of duty of care, how to recognise different types of abuse, the signs and symptoms of abuse, and how to protect others.

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care will help you become ready to work as a social worker. You'll learn communication, equality, diversity, and inclusion, as well as personal development, information management, health and safety, safeguarding, the responsibility of care, and person-centred techniques.

So, without further ado, enrol immediately to ensure success in adult social care!

Kingston Open College is the affiliate partner of One Education. Under the affiliate partnership/program this Qualification will be delivered and assessed by One Education.

Benefits of studying NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care with KOC

  • Students will be eligible for TOTUM Pro Discount Card
  • Comprehensive study materials and study links are available at no additional cost
  • Gain an Ofqual Regulated Certificate accepted by employers worldwide
  • Study 100% online at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like
  • Teaching Support from a dedicated tutor throughout your course
  • Progression opportunity to UK’s top Universities
  • Assignments will be accessed via an online learning portal when they are to be completed and returned to the course tutor for assessment
  • You will receive timely feedback in order to improve your work
  • Dedicated customer support for any technical help.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acknowledge the principles of communication, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.
  • Get extensive abilities in personal development, safeguarding and protection in health and social care.
  • Gain an in-depth perception of implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
  • Heighten skills regarding the role of the social care worker.
  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.
  • Handle information alongside health and safety in social care settings.

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

Regulated by Ofqual

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This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course is delivered online, and you can access the course 24/7 at your convenient time. This course covers the following mandatory units:

  • Unit 1: Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Unit 2: Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Unit 3: Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Unit 4: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Unit 5: Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Unit 6: Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Unit 7: Understand Person-centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Unit 8: Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings
  • Unit 9: Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

Study Time

Total Qualification Time

Total Qualification Time comprises of the Guided Learning Hours for the qualification and an estimate of the number of hours a learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study or any other form of participation in education or training, including assessment, which takes place as directed by – but not under the immediate guidance or supervision of – a lecturer, supervisor, Tutor or other appropriate providers of education or training.

TQT for this qualification is 210 Hours.

Guided Learning Hours

Guided Learning Hours estimate how much time a mentor, classroom facilitator, or other professional educator spends on average consulting with a student, either face to face or in real-time, to help the student achieve the course’s learning outcomes at a satisfactory level.

Guided Learning Hours for this qualification is 190 hours.


Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence generated from appropriate assessment tasks, which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. Upon completing each unit, learners must declare that the work produced is their own, and the Assessor will countersign this.

The learner will complete internally assessed work in accordance with the qualification specification.


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Who is this course for?

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is suitable for:

  • Students who wish to learn the essential skills needed in a social care setting
  • Individuals who want to prepare themselves for a better career opportunity
  • Individuals who want to obtain an education at a higher level


This qualification is for students who want to learn more about working effectively in health and social care. This qualification has no specified prerequisites. However,

  • This qualification is intended for learners aged 16 and above.
  • Learners who have previously completed a Level 2 certification may find it helpful.

Career path

This certification will increase your chances of working in the social care field and will assist you in obtaining academic credentials.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At 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, 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.