Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 1


Start:
September
Location:
Balliol Road Campus
Level:
1

Course Details

This course will enable you to develop a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector and is aimed at those who wish to explore roles in this field.

This course will help you develop knowledge and understanding by applying learning and skills in a work-related context. The course is popular and effective because you will take responsibility for your own learning and will develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace.

This course provides a pathway into the sector for individuals considering a career in health and/or social care. It offers an opportunity to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector, gain information and support your decision about career progression.

With a huge demand for workers, plenty of opportunities for progression and a job in which a high percentage of workers report they feel their work makes a difference, this course provides a pathway for individuals considering a career in health and/or social care. The number of adult social care jobs is projected to grow to around 2.2 million by 2025.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade 9-4 (old grading system: A*-C) if you do not already have these grades.

This course has 5 mandatory units;

  • Introduction to the adult social care sector
  • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  • Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
  • Awareness of communication in adult social care
  • Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

All units will be internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
12 weeks
  • Clinical Health and Dementia Care - Diploma - Level 2
  • Health & Social Care - Extended Diploma - Level 2
  • Early Years Education and Care - CACHE Certificate - Level 2

This course does not confirm competence in a job role but provides an opportunity to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector.

Examples of career opportunities within the sector are:

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Personal Support Assistant
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Residential Social Worker
  • Supported Living Coordinator
  • Youth Worker
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Charity Officer
  • Counsellor
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Lifestyle Consultant
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nursing

Entry Requirements

How much will this course cost me?

Aged 16-18

Free.

Aged 19+

There may be fees associated with this course.

You may be eligible to have some or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Financial Support (all ages)

You may be eligible to receive financial support for course fees, travel and childcare. Please visit our Student Finance page for more information.

Please call 0151 353 4444 or email enquiries@hughbaird.ac.uk with any queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

If you are aged 16-18 then the majority of our courses are free for you to study. If you are aged 19+ then there may be fees associated with the course. You may be eligible to have some, or all of these fees waived by the College, depending on your individual circumstances. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

You do not have to let a lack of money stop you from coming to Hugh Baird College. We have bursaries and grants in place to help support those students that may find it more difficult to cover the costs of participating in further education, these include help with things such as tuition fees, childcare and travel. Visit our Student Finance pages for more information.

No. We can enrol students from any area. Public transport links are good too, so the College is easy to get to from all across Merseyside.

Please contact our independent Careers Advisors. Call 0151 353 4444 or email careers@hughbaird.ac.uk.