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

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) qualification provides a solid foundation for those of you who may have a basic awareness of adult social care or be new to the sector as a whole.

Qualification Overview

This qualification (RQF 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.

Whilst this qualification forms part of the Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care, the qualification may also be undertaken outside the Apprenticeship. This could be for learners who do not meet the age or qualification requirements for a full Apprenticeship, or who wish to use the qualification for CPD re-skill etc.

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 RQF 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 (RQF 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.

Whilst this qualification forms part of the Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care, the qualification may also be undertaken outside the Apprenticeship. This could be for learners who do not meet the age or qualification requirements for a full Apprenticeship, or who wish to use the qualification for CPD re-skill etc.

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 RQF 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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