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Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
PDMN0045/12/A
Location:
Distance / Blended Learning
Duration:
16 weeks


Demand for adult social care is constantly increasing as people who use the services are living longer, meaning there is a rising need for quality providers of care. Have you ever considered how you might contribute to the care of vulnerable adults in society? This course helps prepare you for any role within adult social care, in order to ensure the needs of vulnerable people continue to be met.

The varying topics and how in depth it went into this, it has enhanced what I knew and given me more knowledge which will be valuable with my future career.

FAQs  

If you are looking for a job in care, just started or already working in care and aiming to gain more qualifications, this course is for you. This nationally accredited qualification can help you build your knowledge and improve your chances to gain employment or progression. This qualification does not confirm competence, but relates to the knowledge elements covered in the mandatory units in the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

Part A:
In this part, you will gain an understanding of the importance of an individual’s communication and language needs, and personal preferences. You will also learn how to reduce barriers to communication and understand the importance of continual personal development in adult social care settings.

The units covered in this part of the course are:
Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings
Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings

Part B:
You will understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion, examining the impact discrimination can have upon working practice and how to reduce it. You will also learn how to recognise signs of abuse and respond accordingly to reduce unsafe practice.

The units covered in this part of the course are:
Unit 3: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Part C:
This part introduces the duty of care required in a variety of health and social care settings, and will help you understand the overall role of a social care worker. You will also be able to explain how to provide person-centred care, and why this approach is important in adult social care settings.

The units covered in this part of the course are:
Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker
Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

Part D:
In this part, you will cover many aspects of health and safety in a social care setting, and gain an understanding of their responsibility to work in safe ways. This includes manual handling techniques, control of hazardous substances and handling sensitive information.

The units covered in this part of the course are:
Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings
Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Each unit is assessed thought short answer questions. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and requires a good level of literacy, reading and writing.

Learners must be over 19 and resident in the UK or EU country for at least 3 years
You can enrol onto other level 2 subject specific qualification within the health and social care sector or progress onto higher level courses.
This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course.

It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD - Continuing Professional Development

There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £100.

For more information call Steve or Lida on 01271 852354 or email pddistancelearning@petroc.ac.uk.

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Course Fees

Total Fee: £0