What is this course about?This qualification is ideal for those looking to start a career in Adult Social Care. It introduces the learner to the basic concepts of caring and covers topics such as communication, personal development, equality & diversity, health & safety, the role of the social care worker and much more.
How is it taught?As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 3 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.
What else do I need to know?You will study several units including: Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings. This unit introduces the importance of communication in adult social care settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication. Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings. This unit introduces the concepts of personal development and reflective practice, which are fundamental to adult social care roles. Unit 3: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings. This unit introduces the concept of inclusion, which is fundamental to working in adult social care settings. Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged. Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children?s and young people?s settings. This unit introduces the concept of duty of care and awareness of dilemmas or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care. Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker. This unit provides the knowledge required to understand the nature of working relationships, working in ways that are agreed with the employer, and working in partnership with others. Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings. This unit introduces the concept of person-centred support as a fundamental principle of social care. Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings. This unit introduces knowledge and understanding of areas of health and safety required to working in a social care setting. Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings. This unit introduces knowledge required for good practice in recording, storing and sharing information in a social care setting.
What could I do next?Other related courses
- 20 weeks
Fee Code: L
These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.
* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.