Distance Learning

Preparing To Work In Adult Social Care Certificate (QCF)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

  • Qualification

    Distance Learning
  • Subject

    Health, Childcare and Education
  • Duration

    10-12 weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*This course is free for all applicants

Entry requirements

Eligibility criteria:

- Age 19+
- Lived in the EU for 3 years.


This is a 12 week course for adults with continuous start dates throughout the year. With guidance and support you will work online towards achieving a recognised Level 2 qualification, and receive your certificate on completion. Please apply or contact us for further information.

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.

  • Assessment Criteria

    You will learn:

    - Unit 1 - Principles of Communication;
    - Unit 2 - Principles of Personal Development;
    - Unit 3 - Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion;
    - Unit 4 - Principles of Safeguarding and Protection;
    - Unit 5 - Introduction to Duty of Care;
    - Unit 6 - Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker;
    - Unit 7 - Understand Person-Centred Approaches;
    - Unit 8 - Understand Health and Safety;
    - Unit 9 - Understand How to Handle Information.

    As part of your registration process for online learning you will have to attend a short induction to provide evidence of your eligibility. You will not have to attend an interview.

Further Information

Learner Benefits:

- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification;
- Evidence your competency to employers;
- Learn how to handle hazardous substances and medication;
- Further your personal and professional development;
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.

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