Adult Courses

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Epping Forest Campus
  • Qualification

    Adult Courses
  • Subject

    Health, Childcare and Education
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.

Entry requirements

A College assessment and interview and an appropriate level of English.


You will get a good introduction to a variety of topics fundamental to working in adult social care. The course focuses on your professional knowledge and your language skills to help you find work in the rewarding Health and Social Care sector.

Core units include:

  • Working in Adult Social Care
  • Person Centred Approaches in Social Care Settings
  • Safeguarding and Duty of Care in Adult Social Care Settings
  • Safe Working Practices in Health and Social Care Settings

The course runs two / three days a week for one year. You will also study Functional Skills in maths and English or ESOL and do a work experience placement for which you will need a DBS check

  • Assessment Criteria

    For your NCFE qualification you will produce a portfolio of completed assignments which are internally marked and graded. You will receive regular feedback on your work throughout the course to ensure you stay on track; you must complete all coursework in order to pass. In addition you will take exam based assessments in English or ESOL and Maths, leading to Functional Skills qualifications.

Further Information

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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