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

Social Care Academy LTD


£600 inc VAT
Or £50.00/mo. for 12 months... Read more
Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
190 Hours
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price


This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners of all ages who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification, learners should expect to undertake 190 hours of learning.

Topics covered

These include Principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, implementing the duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, the role of the social care worker and person-centred approaches in adult social care settings.

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are preparing to work in a role within adult social care. It forms the knowledge component of the Advanced Apprenticeship for Health and Social Care and can also be delivered on a stand-alone basis.

Who is this course for?

Anyone interested in working in the Health and Social Care Sector


Basic English Language

Basic Writing skills

Career path

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Adult Care

Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care

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marwa asked:

Hi, im marwa frome algeria my question is can i work with yours certification in uk knowing that im a foreign , thank you for your time.


If you are already in the UK, you can apply for work and use the certificate. If you are currently abroad, you will need to go through the Home Office Visa process first. In both capacities, you can still use the certificate to apply for work.

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Narayan asked:

I am 60 plus and from India,can I pursue the course.


Hello, Thank you for your enquiry Yes you can. Regards Social Care Academy

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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 ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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