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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 1 - NCFE Award

Course code: WPWV316P

Subject area: Health & Social Care

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

Course details

Course time:

10:00 - 12:30

Days of week:


Course date:

24th Apr 2025 - 10th Jul 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This is an eleven week qualification that will enable learners to develop a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector and is aimed at those learners who wish to explore roles in this field. This qualification provides a pathway into the sector for individuals considering a career in health and/or social care or those returning to work after a career break.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

The course will explore: - types of social care support available to adults - the range of jobs available in adult social care - the values and principles of adult social care - the importance of diversity within adult social care - the range of skills and attitudes essential to work in adult social care - the communication skills needed and how adult social care workers can meet the communication and language needs of individuals - the importance of record keeping in adult social care settings

Please note there will be no class on 29/05/2025.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. There are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.There is no parking on the campus during the day. Please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks which are a few minutes’ walk away.Please report to Reception on arrival. A photo-id will be issued, for you to wear when you attend classes.

What next?
The Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care allows for progression to the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Fee information
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £150.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £150.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Learning & method assessment
Learners will be able to participate in weekly, classroom activities to build and share knowledge alongside their peers. There will be opportunities to have discussions, do short presentations, design leaflets and complete a diary to reflect on weekly lessons. There is no exam attached to this course, learners will complete a portfolio of evidence.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.