Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification is suitable for those who are looking to work in, or widen their knowledge of, the adult social care sector. The course will develop your knowledge of the responsibilities of adult social care workers, the diverse needs of the people using the services, and other important factors such as abuse and safeguarding.

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  • Entry Requirements

    • If you are aged 19-23 you would be fully funded if you have previously achieved a full level 2 and are unemployed. If you do not meet both these criteria, you are not eligible for our funding.
    • If you are aged 24 + you would be fully funded if you are unemployed and co-funded if you are not. If you are co-funded, you may have to pay a fee to cover part of the cost of the training – please contact us to find out.
    • If you are working but earning less than £20,963 per year, are aged 19 – 23 and have achieved a full Level 2, you will be fully funded.
    • If you are working but earning less than £20,963 per year and are aged 24+, you will be fully funded.
    • You must live in a London borough postcode. If you live outside the Greater London Authority area, we may still be able to fund you – please contact us to find out. Click here to look up the postcodes.
  • Cost

    *Free, subject to meeting entry requirements

  • Qualification

    Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

  • Level

    Level 2 Certificate

  • Duration

    10 weeks (1 half day per week)

  • Timings

    9.30am – 12.30pm

  • Delivery Location

    • Uxbridge Campus, Park Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NQ

Next Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course starts on:

  • Date: TBC
  • Location: Uxbridge Campus
  • Delivery type: Classroom

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    Who is it for?

    Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification is suitable for those who are looking to work in, or widen their knowledge of, the adult social care sector. The course will develop your knowledge of the responsibilities of adult social care workers, the diverse needs of the people using the services, and other important factors such as abuse and safeguarding.

    Benefits of this course

    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the business sector
    • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
    • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
    • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

    Course summary

    Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care

    In this unit you will look at the importance of communication in adult social care settings, as well as confidentiality in these settings.
    You will learn how to reduce barriers to communication and how to meet the communication needs, wishes and preferences of
    individuals you care for.

    Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care

    You will explore the requirements for good practice in adult social care roles and will look at how a personal development plan can
    contribute positively to an individual’s learning and development. This unit also covers the learning activities that can be used to
    develop an individual’s knowledge and skills.

    Unit 3: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care

    This unit enables you to understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion in an adult social care setting. You will also
    learn how to work in an inclusive way and how to access information, advice and support about the key aspects of diversity, inclusion
    and discrimination.

    Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

    You will learn how to identify signs of abuse, respond to suspected or alleged abuse, reduce the likelihood of abuse, and recognise
    and report unsafe practices. This unit will also cover the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse.

    Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

    In this unit you will look at the implications of duty of care, and the support that is available for addressing dilemmas that may arise
    in relation to duty of care. You will learn how to respond to complaints and how to work in line with agreed procedure for handling
    complaints.

    Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker

    This unit explores the different types of working relationships in social care settings and how important it is to work in partnership
    with others. You will also consider the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer to ensure you are following
    workplace policy and procedures.

    Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

    In this unit you will look at different person-centred approaches for care and support in adult social care settings, how to implement
    person-centred approaches, the importance of consent when providing care or support for an individual and how to support
    individuals to make the right choices. You will also learn how to encourage active participation and how to promote an individual’s
    well-being.

    Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings

    This unit explores the key aspects of health and safety in social care settings and covers the different roles and responsibilities for
    health and safety. You will learn about risk assessments, the procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness, methods
    for reducing the spread of infection, techniques for moving and handling equipment and the principles of moving an individual
    safely. You will also look at hazardous substances, environmental safety procedures, stress management, the safe handling of
    medication and how to handle and store food safely in an adult social care setting.

    Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings

    Within this unit, you will look at the need for secure handling of information in social care settings and the different ways of
    accessing support for handling information in social care settings.