Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Health & Social Care

lady and carer in gardens looking at flowersThis course provides a taster for learners who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work.  It is accessible to learners of all ages e.g. school leavers, adult returners 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.


Aims and Objectives

The course provides knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:
  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Personal developmenttwo people playing game of pool
  • The role of the social care worker
  • Handling information
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of Care
  • Person-centred approaches

This qualification does not confirm competence but relates to the knowledge elements covered in the mandatory units of the Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2.  Learners progressing to the Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2 will therefore have gained the under-pinnning knowledge for these units.

It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England(QCF)