Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social 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.
Recent statistics show that the number of jobs in adult social care was estimated at 1.63 million, but only 1.5 million people fill these available roles. 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. If you are looking for a job in care, have just started or already working in care and are 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.
– Principles of communication in adult social care settings
In this unit you will look at the importance of communication in adult social care settings, as well as confidentiality in these settings. You will learn how to reduce barriers to communication and how to meet the communication needs, wishes and preferences of individuals you care for.
– Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
You will explore the requirements for good practice in adult social care roles and will look at how a personal development plan can contribute positively to an individual’s learning and development. This unit also covers the learning activities that can be used to develop an individual’s knowledge and skills.
– Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
This unit enables you to understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion in an adult social care setting. You will also learn how to work in an inclusive way and how to access information, advice and support about the key aspects of diversity, inclusion and discrimination.
– Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
You will learn how to identify signs of abuse, respond to suspected or alleged abuse, reduce the likelihood of abuse, and recognise and report unsafe practices. This unit will also cover the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse.
– Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
In this unit you will look at the implications of duty of care, and the support that is available for addressing dilemmas that may arise in relation to duty of care. You will learn how to respond to complaints and how to work in line with agreed procedure for handling complaints.
– Understand the role of the social care worker
This unit explores the different types of working relationships in social care settings and how important it is to work in partnership with others. You will also consider the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer to ensure you are following workplace policy and procedures.
– Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
In this unit you will look at different person-centred approaches for care and support in adult social care settings, how to implement person-centred approaches, the importance of consent when providing care or support for an individual and how to support individuals to make the right choices. You will also learn how to encourage active participation and how to promote an individual’s well-being.
– Understand health and safety in social care settings
This unit explores the key aspects of health and safety in social care settings and covers the different roles and responsibilities for health and safety. You will learn about risk assessments, the procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness, methods for reducing the spread of infection, techniques for moving and handling equipment and the principles of moving an individual safely. You will also look at hazardous substances, environmental safety procedures, stress management, the safe handling of medication and how to handle and store food safely in an adult social care setting.
– Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Within this unit, you will look at the need for secure handling of information in social care settings and the different ways of accessing support for handling information in social care settings.
Each unit is assessed through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. 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.
You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years.
Aged 19 – 23 must hold a full Level 2 qualification.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications or progress onto higher level courses.
Facilities and resources
For learners wishing to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.
For those requesting workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.
If you want to complete the paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
Q: How long will this course take to complete?
A: This is a distance/home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 18 week period. 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 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A: 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 £125.
Q: How do I apply?
A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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