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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.)

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.