Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This qualification is designed for adults interested in enhancing their career prospects or looking to make a career change.

Distance learning allows you to study wherever you are, arranging your studies around your work or home life. You will learn using study materials and online learning resources but you can also connect with other students on your course.

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

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year and should take approximately one academic year to complete.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace.

What will I study?

This course will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the following aspects of working in adult social care:

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

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. However, it would be an advantage if you have already achieved a level 2 qualification in health and social care.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on personal circumstances. More information can be provided upon application. For further details, please visit our financial support pages.

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

This course provides fantastic progression to further courses depending on your career aims such as the level 2 in Mental Health Awareness. It is also a great qualification for individuals who are currently in a healthcare profession or are looking to launch their career in a healthcare setting.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Student Services for further information about the financial support available to you.

Ref: Vicky Sage

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