Level 2 Certificate Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Health & Social Care
Adult Further Education
What is the course about?
Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is a qualification suited to the Health and Social Care Sector. You will develop their knowledge and understanding of care standards and the importance of the delivery of care to support individuals within various settings, such as residential, elderly mentally impaired (EMI), nursing and supported living.
You will begin to develop their understanding of working practices within the responsibilities of an entry level care role, required legislation, regulations, codes of practice and standards set by Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Why should I choose the course?
This Qualification is for individuals who are looking to begin a career in Health and Social Care, they do not need to have any prior experience or have a current role in the sector. They will gain an understanding of the fundamentals required to work in the sector.
What will I learn?
The course will include the following topics;
- The role of a care worker
- Health and safety in a social care setting
- Person centered approaches
- Duty of care
- Personal development
- Handling information
- Equality and diversity.
The Qualification is completed through remote online weekly classes duration is 2 ½ hours per week. Learners will use an e-portfolio to evidence their knowledge and have 2 remote 121 meetings with their college assessor. Independent Study is also required this is on average 4 hours per week. In addition, there will be a full day face to face workshop in a classroom setting that will give learners the opportunity to consolidate knowledge and finalise their portfolio of evidence.
What will the course lead on to?
Upon achievement, you may choose to continue your studies with a Level 2 Diploma in Care which is a license to practice in the care sector.
Are there any links with industry and university?
Our dedicated health & social care department has a wide range of links with hospitals and care providers in the local area and further afield. This will help to broaden your career prospects and help you to secure work placements in your preferred career. Guest speakers will also come into college to talk to you about the different roles within the industry, enhancing your career awareness.
As part of this practical course, you will complete 30 hours of work placement experience in a health and social care setting, which will help you to decide which career path you wish to explore. You may even get the opportunity to impress future employers and secure a part-time job.
Our dedicated health & social care department is highly experienced in supporting students to achieve places at university to study courses such as nursing and social work. Our experienced tutors will give you support and guidance to help you to find the best course for you as well as supporting you throughout the application process.
You will be allocated a progress coach who will provide you with support to help you succeed on your study programme and progress on to your chosen career or progression path. We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
The health & social care courses at Warrington & Vale Royal College are delivered by extremely skilled tutors from a variety of relevant industry backgrounds relevant to the subjects they teach. This course has a key focus on enrichment, careers, and work placement, in order to help you to take your first step on your journey towards your chosen career. Many students have established amazing connections and been inspired for the future after their work placement experiences.
Our health & social care courses regularly receive excellent student satisfaction reports, with students praising the quality of the teaching and the support they receive. Our tutors will focus on teaching you vital employability skills that will allow you to make a good impression in any health and social care role.
As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of exhibitions at museums such as the Slavery Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum, to enhance your knowledge of this sector. Students have enjoyed exciting trips to the Christmas markets in Manchester to develop knowledge of the different foods and cultures, in order to enhance their communication and understanding. You may also get the opportunity to visit other educational providers to experience a range of learning activities and develop your own teaching knowledge and skills.
What are the entry requirements?
You do not need any prior experience or to be working in a care setting, this is for those looking to begin a career in care.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
You will need to complete an enhanced DBS check in order to attend work placement, costing approximately £38. Other costs could include purchasing relevant textbooks and materials to the course, along with paying to go on trips and visits, although this is often a discounted price.
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