Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - Level 1 Certificate

Length of course

190 Guided Learning Hours. Usually 38 x 5 hours.

Course aims

To develop knowledge for people that are interested in working in Adult Social Care.

Learning outcomes

By end of course learners will have covered:

  • Principles of communication.
  • Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection.
  • An introduction to duty of care.
  • The importance of health and safety, person centred approaches and confidentiality in adult social care.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people who are new to, or keen to develop knowledge of working in the adult social care sector.

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

This course is part of a package and you will be required to attend English and maths lessons on a different day.

Will I gain any qualifications?

You will gain a Level 1 Certificate from Ascentis . This qualification can support you in gaining employment.

How will I learn?

You are expected to take part in group and paired activities and discussions. You will build a portfolio of evidence and undertake a block placement for 1 week in term 3. Independent stu and research are expected.

What could this course lead to?

Progression advice can be provided by a Learning Support Manager. This can be arranged by the course tutor.

In 2018 - 2019, there were 27,400 jobs available in Birmingham with an average salary of £18,097.


What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

Lever arch folder, dividers, pens, paper.

Other information

Course Completion: Completion is expected within the academic year. Learners whose completion is delayed may be subject to an additional assessment fee.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS): DBS checks are carried out on everyone who works with, or trains to work with, children, young people and vulnerable adults. BAES will carry out these checks before you start a work placement that is part of a social care course, along with a right to work check.

For enrolment on social care courses and for your DBS check you must provide original, approved documents which give evidence of your identity and address.

To get a full DBS check you must have been resident in this country for at least five years. If you have not been resident for at least 5 years, you must also produce a Statement of Good Conduct (written in English) from your previous country BEFORE you can be enrolled onto a social care course.

If you have a criminal record which may bar you from working with children or vulnerable adults, please discuss this with a member of staff before enrolling, as all previous convictions and cautions will be disclosed and this could prevent you from qualifying.

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