Introduction to Adult Social Care

Ref: C2420977

The taster workshop will explore the adult social care working environment, of which there are a number, and discuss the needs of vulnerable adults alongside the emotional and practical skills needed to work in all social care fields.

Additional information about this course

For more information, or to book a place on this taster please contact Sophie Smart at Bush Hill Primary School on 020 8366 0521.

Course aim

This is a taster workshop to explore different types of adult social care and also to explore the values, principles and emotional skills needed to work in adult social care.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss thoughtfully the different forms of adult social care jobs
  • Reflect on the skills and personal values needed to work in adult social care.
  • Decide if you want to take your exploration of adult social care further towards in the direction of other courses and, eventually, a job.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • There will be lots of discussion and some small group work ensuring all voices can be heard.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and folder to keep any notes made or given during the session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Introduction to Adult Social Care


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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