Induction into Adult Social Care (4212)

Last Updated: 06 Oct 2016
This qualification, specific to Northern Ireland, provides an induction to a career in adult social care. It covers all the essential knowledge you need to get started and progress in this sector.
The ideal induction to adult social care for those interested, or new to, working in this area.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that will help you develop knowledge of areas such as

  • communication
  • equality, diversity and inclusion
  • personal development
  • role of the social care worker
  • handling information
  • health and safety
  • safeguarding.

You will learn in the classroom or in the workplace.

The qualifications is assessed by means of externally set internally marked assignments.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You are new to or interested in adult social care in Northern Ireland and you need to acquire essential knowledge of the area.

Level 3
You are already working in adult social care in Northern Ireland, or you have some essential knowledge that you wish to expand.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications will provide the knowledge requirements that, together with a competence qualification, provide a pathway into a number of roles in adult social care.

For more information on career paths through competence qualifications, please see the City & Guilds Health and Social Care qualification (4222).

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver and assess these qualifications you will need qualified tutors and assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Centres offering the Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care (3179) will be automatically approved to offer this qualification at the appropriate level.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are interested in working, or are new to working, in adult social care in Northern Ireland. You need to acquire essential knowledge of the area.

Level 2 comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Principles of communication in adult social care settings
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
  • Understand how to handle information in health and social care settings.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications will provide the knowledge requirements that, together with a competence qualification, provide a pathway into a number of roles in adult social care.

For more information on career paths through competence qualifications, please see the City & Guilds Health and Social Care qualification (4222).

Level 2 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland (4212-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

  • Accreditation No: 600/0506/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 23 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 204 - 204 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in adult social care in Northern Ireland, or you have some essential knowledge that you wish to expand.

Level 3 comprises mandatory and optional units, including:

  • Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
  • Principles of equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in adult social care settings
  • Understand the role of the social care worker.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications will provide the knowledge requirements that, together with a competence qualification, provide a pathway into a number of roles in adult social care.

For more information on career paths through competence qualifications, please see the City & Guilds Health and Social Care qualification (4222).

Level 3 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland (4212-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

  • Accreditation No: 600/0505/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 24 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 214 - 214 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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