Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (4229)

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016
These qualifications will allow learners to acquire the knowledge of a number of essential areas of working in adult social care. The Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care is part of the Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Framework.
These qualifications are aimed at anyone interested in or starting out in a career in adult social care in England.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

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

You will learn at college, with a training provider or on the job in the work environment

The qualifications will be assessed by means of externally set, internally marked assignments.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You are preparing for or just starting out in a career in Adult Social Care and looking to gain or develop relevant knowledge.

Level 3
You are looking to build on your existing knowledge of Adult Social Care and the roles and responsibilities of those working within it.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications provide pathways into the sector of Adult Social Care for a number of individuals, from school leavers to people returning to work after a career break and those seeking work.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the handbooks from the centre documents section.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are considering, or starting out in, a career in Adult Social Care, and you need to develop your basic knowledge.

This qualification comprises nine mandatory units, including:

  • Understanding the role of the social care worker
  • Understanding health and safety in social care settings
  • Understanding person-centred approaches in adult 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 provide pathways into the sector of Adult Social Care for a number of individuals, from school leavers to people returning to work after a career break and those seeking work.

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (4229-02)

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

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

  • Accreditation No: 600/0077/6 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: 20 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 179 - 179 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

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in Adult Social Care, or have basic knowledge of the area, and are looking to build on your learning.

Level 3 comprises nine mandatory units, including:

  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Understanding how to handle information in social care settings
  • Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult 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 provide pathways into the sector of Adult Social Care for a number of individuals, from school leavers to people returning to work after a career break and those seeking work.

Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (4229-03)

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

Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

  • Accreditation No: 600/0108/2 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: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 190 - 190 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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Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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