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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 1

Course code: XPZV013P

Subject area: Online Courses

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 1

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Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2025

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01235 555 585

This qualification serves as a foundational introduction to the adult social care sector, making it suitable for learners new to the field. It is accessible to individuals of all ages, including school leavers, adult returners, and those changing career paths. The course introduces essential concepts of caring and prepares individuals for employment in health and social care.
The curriculum covers a range of knowledge areas relevant to working in adult social care, including communication, equality, diversity, personal development, roles and responsibilities, information handling, health and safety, safeguarding, and person-cantered approaches. By completing this qualification, learners gain foundational knowledge essential for employment and further studies in health and social care.
Course units
Unit 1: Understanding the role of a social care worker
Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care
Unit 3: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
Unit 4: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Unit 5: Principles of communication in adult social care settings
Unit 6: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Unit 7: Introduction to duty of care in health and social care or children's and young people's settings
Unit 8: Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Unit 9: Understand health and safety in social care settings
What next?
It is anticipated that learners who achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care will progress to either the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Entry criteria
Learners must be aged 19 or above and have not previously completed a similar qualification to qualify for funding. Some courses may have additional specific prerequisites. Please see fee information for funding requirements, or discuss upon enquiry.
Fee information
These courses are government funded. To be able to study for free you must meet the following criteria:

- You must currently live in England

- You must have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years for purposes other than study

- You must be over the age of 19

- You must not be an apprentice

- You must not be currently studying another funded course.

Individual courses may have additional eligibility criteria, please contact for more 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: £186.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £186.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (600/0047/8)
Learning & method assessment
This course is taught online and can be accessed remotely.