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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 3 Certificate)

Course Overview

Entry requirements

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


This course is FREE for most, find out more

As the need for adult social care continues to rise, it's important that care workers have up-to-date support and guidance that allows them to provide person-centred care for the people they work with. If you're looking for a career change and want to understand more about health and social care, or if you've just started working in the sector and are looking for an introductory qualification, this course is ideal.

Core units include:
  • communication in adult social care settings
  • personal development in adult social care settings
  • diversity, equality and inclusion
  • safeguarding and protection
  • duty of care in health and social care
  • the role of the social care worker
  • person-centred approaches in adult social care
  • health and safety in social care settings
  • handling information in social care

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.

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What Can This Course Lead To

Following successful completion of this course you will develop your skills and knowledge related to working in the health and social care sector.  You will also develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

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Financial Support

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