Health and Social Care Courses

Level 1: Award in preparing to work in Adult Social Care

This qualification was developed in partnership with industry experts within Health and Social Care and will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification in the sector.
Qualification goals

You will develop an awareness of Adult Social Care and the values and principles which underpin this sector and how to communicate in the field. Your understanding of the skills and attitudes necessary to work in this sector, the roles and the responsibilities.

Qualification content

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Introduction to the adult social care sector  (1 credit)
  • Unit 02 Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care (1 credit)
  • Unit 03 Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care (1 credit)
  • Unit 04 Awareness of communication in adult social care (2 credits)
  • Unit 05 Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker (1 credit)
What type of qualification is this?

You can expect to be involved in formal learning activities – which could include

  • classes,
  • tutorials or seminars,
  • preparing for class-based activities.

Level 2: Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care

This qualification was developed in partnership with industry experts within Health and Social Care and will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification in the sector.
Qualification goal

This unit introduces the importance of communication in adult social care settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

Qualification content

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Unit 02 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • Unit 03 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Unit 04 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Unit 05 Understand the role of the social care worker
  • Unit 06 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
  • Unit 07 Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Unit 08 Understand how to handle information in social care settings
What type of qualification is this?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification. However, learners might find it useful if they have already completed a Level 1 qualification.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged pre-16 and above.

Level 3: Certificate in preparing to work in Adult Social Care

This qualification was developed in partnership with industry experts within Health and Social Care and will provide you with a nationally recognised qualification in the sector.
Qualification goal

Yo will understand communication, handling information, and health and social care within adult social care settings. You’ll also understand the role of the social care worker and person-centered approaches.

You will develop your knowledge of diversity, equality and inclusion, safeguarding and protection, and how to implement a duty of care.

Qualification content

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Principles of communication in adult social care settings (2 credits)
  • Unit 02 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings (2 credits)
  • Unit 03 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings (2 credits)
  • Unit 04 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (3 credits)
  • Unit 05 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (1 credit)
  • Unit 06 Understand the role of the social care worker (1 credit)
  • Unit 07 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings (4 credits)
  • Unit 08 Understand health and safety in social care settings (5 credits)
  • Unit 09 Understand how to handle information in social care settings (1 credit)
What type of qualification is this?

You can expect to be involved in formal learning activities – which could include

  • classes
  • tutorials or seminars.

You’ll also be expected to work independently, researching the subject and preparing for class-based activities. This qualification focuses on developing your knowledge and understanding of adult social care.

100 per cent of the qualification focuses on developing your vocational knowledge and understanding – supporting your progression into work within the Health and Social Care sector.