This qualification provides you with the basic knowledge of the adult care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within it, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for. It is a very good qualification for anyone who is looking for an introductory qualification in Adult Social Care as it explores the different types of job roles that are available and the services that go with them.
What will I study?
Introduction to the adult care sector Values and principles of adult social care Skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care Communication Roles and responsibilities in adult social care
*All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who is looking to demonstrate that they understand the main challenges of working in the adult care sector. The course is particularly suitable for people looking to gain employment in this area.
How is the course assessed?
The course is online, you will receive a login to our learning platform where you will find the interactive learning materials and the assessments. You will be given deadlines to complete and submit the work. You will receive detailed feedback on your work so that you can improve your skills as you progress through the qualification.
Your Study Programme
The qualification is ideal for people who like to learn independently but wish to do so inside a college environment where tutors can support. The online portfolio of resources and assessment questions means that you can organise your study to be at a time/day to suit and from a location which is convenient. You will need to study for a minimum of 2-3 hrs per week and to finish the course within 6 weeks.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
- The tasks and responsibilities of specific industry job roles, including social activities, monitoring health and assisting with eating, mobility and personal care
- The importance of having The right values and behaviours
- how to support individuals to remain safe from harm and promote The health and wellbeing of your colleagues.
You will have the ability to:
- Treat people with respect and dignity, honouring their human rights
- Communicate clearly and responsibly
- Work professionally and seeking to develop their own professional development.
What is required?
- care and compassion
- Effective communication skills
- Commitment to your role and to The people in your care.
Once you have started on the course and submitted your first unit, our team will review and mark your work promptly. Your tutor will provide regular feedback that will help you to improve your skills and knowledge. We will also keep in touch with you to make sure that you are continuing to make good progress through the course and to check to see if there are any additional support needs. In the unlikely event that you are unable to complete the course and need to withdraw there is a withdrawal fee of £100.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Learners who complete this course often choose to study another course in college. Many learners go on to complete the Level 1 Certificate in Employability which is a more comprehensive qualification or an Essential Digital skills qualification, both of which can be completed within the Skills Centres.
Entry Requirements for new students
You should have been living in the UK for 3 years by the start of the course.
You should be over 19+ by 31.08 in the academic year you wish to study.
You will also need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection so that you can complete and submit your work on time, an email account that you regularly check and/or a phone so that we can keep in contact with you.
You need to pass a short English assessment which will be emailed to you for completion. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient time to study the qualification as it is expected that you will achieve within 6-10 weeks.
After you submit your application, you will receive a pre-course assessment form which we will ask you to complete and return to us. Your application will then be reviewed by our team and we will contact you to arrange the next steps.