Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)

Care Academy has launched Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF). The qualification has been mapped by Awarding Organisation Skillsfirst to our online Common Induction Standards (CIS) programme, enabling learners to gain a nationally accredited qualification whilst completing their induction training.

Qualification Overview

This qualification (QCF ref 600/0585/3) is aimed at learners interested in, or new to, working in adult social care in England of all ages - school leavers who are eligible to employment and pre-apprenticeship programmes, adult returners or those undergoing a career change and who may want to understand more about working in health and social care.

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care, learners must achieve a total of 20 credits taken up by mandatory units.

Unit QCF ref Title Level Credits
SHC24 H/601/5474 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings 2 1
PWSC21 L/602/2905 Principles of communication in adult social care settings 2 2
PWSC22 L/602/3035 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings 2 2
PWSC23 H/602/3039 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 2 2
PWSC25 A/602/3113 Understand the role of the social care worker 2 1
PWSC26 J/602/3180 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings 2 4
PWSC27 R/602/3179 Understand health and safety in social care settings 2 4
PWSC28 Y/602/3118 Understand how to handle information in social care settings 2 1
HSC024 A/601/8574 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 2 3

Qualification Topics Covered

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care qualification aims to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • Communication.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Personal development.
  • The role of the social care worker.
  • Handling information.
  • Health and safety.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Duty of care.
  • Person-centred approaches.

Qualification Delivery

  • Delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 9 units (29 associated learning modules).
  • 12 mandatory assessments.
  • 1 round of marking and invigilation.
  • Skillsfirst Certificate upon successful completion.
  • Online candidate support.
  • Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.

Overview

This qualification (QCF ref 600/0585/3) is aimed at learners interested in, or new to, working in adult social care in England of all ages - school leavers who are eligible to employment and pre-apprenticeship programmes, adult returners or those undergoing a career change and who may want to understand more about working in health and social care.

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care, learners must achieve a total of 20 credits taken up by mandatory units.

Unit QCF ref Title Level Credits
SHC24 H/601/5474 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings 2 1
PWSC21 L/602/2905 Principles of communication in adult social care settings 2 2
PWSC22 L/602/3035 Principles of personal development in adult social care settings 2 2
PWSC23 H/602/3039 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 2 2
PWSC25 A/602/3113 Understand the role of the social care worker 2 1
PWSC26 J/602/3180 Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings 2 4
PWSC27 R/602/3179 Understand health and safety in social care settings 2 4
PWSC28 Y/602/3118 Understand how to handle information in social care settings 2 1
HSC024 A/601/8574 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 2 3

Topics Covered

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care qualification aims to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • Communication.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Personal development.
  • The role of the social care worker.
  • Handling information.
  • Health and safety.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Duty of care.
  • Person-centred approaches.

Delivery

  • Delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 9 units (29 associated learning modules).
  • 12 mandatory assessments.
  • 1 round of marking and invigilation.
  • Skillsfirst Certificate upon successful completion.
  • Online candidate support.
  • Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.
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