Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Ref: C3533034

Before you can join this course, you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464. The course aims to introduce and develop your knowledge in areas relating to work in adult social care. This includes equality, legislation, safeguarding and the importance of communication. During the course you will develop an understanding of personal development and the role of the social care worker. You will learn how to handle and record information. You will explore health and safety legislation, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.

Additional information about this course

Please visit this page to complete the initial assessment: www.wea.org.uk/ASCIE

Course aim

This qualification is designed for students interested in, or new to, working in adult social care in England. It covers a range of key areas of knowledge applicable to working in the sector.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Understand different forms of effective communication in adult social care settings
  • Understand the importance of personal development
  • Be aware of Safeguarding and Protection of vulnerable adults in adult social care settings
  • Demonstrate understanding of Policies and Procedures, Health and Safety Legislation and confidentiality in adult social care settings
  • Identify the different work roles in adult social care

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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