The need for adult social care continues to rise at a time when the system supporting that care is rapidly and significantly changing. With around 1.5 million people working in adult social care in England, care workers need up-to-date support and guidance in order to provide adequate person-centred care.
What you will learn
This qualification provides an ideal taster for learners 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. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
It aims to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:
- diversity and inclusion
- personal development
- role of the social care worker
- handling information
- health and safet
- duty of care
- person-centred approaches.
A statement of what a learner will know, understand or be able to do, as a result of a process of learning.
As well as achieve a NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care which is a nationally accredited and recognised qualification.
Course content unit 1
This unit contains four sections:
- Section 1: Understand the role of the social care worker
- Section 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
- Section 3: Understanding Personal-Centred approaches in adult social care settings
- Section 4: Extension activities
Course content unit 2
This unit contains five sections:
- Section 1: Principles opf diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
- Section 2: Principles of communication in adult social care settings
- Section 3: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
- Section 4: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Section 5: Extension activities
Course content unit 3
This unit contains three sections:
- Section 1: Understand how to handle information in social care settings
- Section 2: Understanding Health and Safety in social care settings
- Section 3: Extension Activities
Duration of course
Number of assessments
Online or Paper-based
Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.
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