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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Code: PTWASC

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time, Short course
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: Flexible
When you'll study: Distance learning (learn at a time and pace to suit you from the comfort of your own home or workplace)

About the course

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 the best care possible for the people they work with. If you’d like to work in adult social care, this fully online course will help you gain an appreciation of what it’s like to work in the sector. You will learn about person-centred care and safe working practices, as well as the importance of safeguarding, equality and diversity, and duty of care.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following areas:

  • provides evidence of staff competency to external stakeholders
  • gives employees a high standard of learning to support their roles
  • provides assurances that employees are well trained
  • relevant to a wide variety of people and care settings
  • reduces the risk of malpractice and negligence.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

This course will give you the skills to gain employment in the care industry, and is also an excellent qualification for those wishing to upskill. You may progress to a range of care courses at the College. https://www.cityplym.ac.uk/subject-areas/childcare-health-social-care/

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.