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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 2

Course code: XPZV010P

Subject area: Online Courses

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

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Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2025

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01235 555 585

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is an introductory qualification that offers learners a basic understanding of the adult social care sector. It is suitable for individuals new to the sector, including school leavers, adult returners, and those undergoing a career change. This course provides essential knowledge to individuals considering employment in health and social care.
The program introduces learners to key aspects of the adult social care sector, including job roles, services, communication, and the importance of valuing individuals receiving care. By completing this qualification, individuals gain foundational knowledge to prepare them for employment in the sector and further studies in health and social care
Course units
Unit 1: Introduction to the adult social care sector
Unit 2: Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
Unit 3: Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
Unit 4: Awareness of communication in adult social care
Unit 5: Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker
What next?
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.
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: £537.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £537.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (600/1213/4)
Learning & method assessment
This course is taught online and can be accessed remotely.