L3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
This qualification provides an ideal taster for adults who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work.
It is accessible to learners who may want to understand more about working in health and social care in an unsupervised capacity. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
This qualification is available as a blended combination of online learning and tutor support workshops
It is accessible to jobseekers who are eligible for employment and apprenticeship programmes, adult returners to work or those undergoing a career change and 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.
The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.
What areas will I study?
To achieve the qualification learners will need to complete all 9 mandatory units:
- Principles of communication in adult social care setting
- 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
- Principles for implementing 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
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board. The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.