What does the qualification cover?

  1. Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
  2. Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings
  3. Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  4. Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  5. Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
  6. Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings
  7. Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings
  8. Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings
  9. Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings


Who is it suitable for?

Anyone working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete it?

To achieve this qualification, you must achieve a total of 20 credits from 9 mandatory units.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Do you need to be working to take the qualification?

No, this is a knowledge only qualification.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 6 months.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Level 3 Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults).

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification does not qualify you to work but does complement a fuller programme of learning.

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