Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 2)

Key Facts
  • Starts All year round
  • Course Type Distance Learning
  • Duration 18 Weeks
  • You Need 3 Requirements needed View


This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners of all ages who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.

What will I learn

This qualification covers: Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings. Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings. Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings. Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care. Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings. Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker. Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings. Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings. Understand how to Handle Information in Social Care Settings.

How will I learn

Module text books are provided with all learning materials included for your directed study.

What's next

Upon completion of the course, students can apply for other distance learning programmes, use as APL for QCF qualifications where appropriate and use their newly acquired knowledge in practice.

Additional Information

You will need an interest in the basic principles of the health care sector, or the course may also be suitable for those wanting to prepare for employment in the sector. To apply for any of these courses or for any further enquiries, please email distancelearning@stockton.ac.uk.

You can study in the comfort of your own home
You can gain an accredited Level 2 qualification
All Level 2 courses are completely free; there is only a charge if you do not complete the course on time or if you withdraw
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