Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)



Awarding body


September 2018

E Learning & Distance Learning courses are FREE if learner does not hold a Level 4 or above qualification.



Course introduction

This programme is designed to support learners who have just started to work, or would like to work, with adults in a wide range of health and social care settings.

The qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge of a variety of topics which are fundamental to working in adult social care, including the importance of communication; personal development; equality, diversity and inclusion; health and safety; safeguarding; duty of care and implementing person-centred approaches towards care. 

The Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care will form part of the apprenticeship framework for this sector. It is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the requirements of a variety of roles within the health and social care sector. The course has been mapped against the Health and Social Care National Occupational Standards and learners who successfully achieve the qualification will increase their professional confidence, enabling them to be competent in their new work role.

Course structure

Learning materials comprise a number of workbooks, which have been produced to suit a wide range of delivery methods. Learners will be provided with all necessary materials to complete the programme and will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge. The learning materials include an assessment that is completed online which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. The assessment is available as a printed booklet only on demand.

Minimum entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification; however, the programme is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care.

This course is appropriate for a wide range of learners. It has particular relevance to the professional development of those who are entering the field of health or social care in the public, private or voluntary sectors for the first time.

The qualification is applicable to a range of care settings and roles, and will be ideal for support workers, domiciliary and residential care workers, health care assistants and unpaid and voluntary carers.

How will I be assessed?

Learners are allocated a tutor who will provide feedback online.

What can I do with this qualification?

By undertaking this programme, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or progress on to further qualifications, such as courses in health and social care or related subjects.

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