Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Pathway Group

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

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.

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Guided Learning Hours

The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, the role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, the duty of care and person-centred approaches.

Topics covered

These include principles of communication in adult social care settings, personal development in adult social care settings, diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings, safeguarding and protection in health and social care, the duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings, the role of the social care worker and health and safety in social care settings.

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.

How many credits are required to complete it?

To achieve this qualification, you must achieve a total of 20 credits from 9 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, this is a knowledge only qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 6 months.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification does not qualify you to work but does complement a fuller programme of learning.

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