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Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This qualification is aimed at learners interested in or new to, working in adult social care. It is a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has start dates in September and February and will take approximately one academic year to complete.

There will also be a distance learning offer. This is seen as being suitable for those who are working, or who have care commitment. Full support will be given to those learners on this option by means of fortnightly tutorials in college. e - mail access, telephone access and access to the college virtual learning environment.

What will I study?

  • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
  • Understand the role of the social care worker
  • Understand person-cenred approaches in adult social care settings
  • Understand health and safety in social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in social care settings

How is it assessed?

The course will be assessed on an ongoing basis with no endo of unit or end of programme exams. Assessments will consist of written essays, production of booklets, leaflets, poster work, group presentations and information packs.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There is no specific recommended prior learning requirements. However, learners might find it helpful if they have already achieved a level 2 qualification in a related or academic subject.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

However, if you are 19+, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

On successful completion of the course you can enter employment within the social care sector, or seek promotion within the care sector for those already in employment. there are a wide range of jobs open to successful learners. the scope of the job roles are examined as part of the programme of study.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Alison Lloyd

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