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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Code: WIC

Level: 1
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: Seven weeks
When you'll study: Wednesdays, 5.30pm - 9.30pm

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About the course

If you are interested in working in adult social care, then this qualification could be for you! This qualification provides a comprehensive introduction so you can explore the nature of adult care work and learn ways to develop a career in this rewarding sector.

What you'll learn

On this course, you will cover:

  • introduction to the adult social care sector

  • introduction to the values and principles of adult social care

  • awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care

  • awareness of communication in adult social care

  • awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


You will be assessed through a series of assignments.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you could go on to study a health and social care course at the College.

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.)


Course Code: WIC

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £75

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.