Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 3)

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 3)
Course Code: UCSHHSHS53
Enrolment Fee: £368.75  £295.00
Format: Paper
Award: Level 3 Certificate
Accreditation: NCFE
Study Time: 180 Hrs
Experience: Min GCSE Grade C

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COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required. 

This Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF) is aimed at learners interested in, or new to, working in adult social care. It equips Learners with underpinning knowledge and understanding of the sector and their role within it. The aim is to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

  • 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

 

Key TopicsWhat are the key topics?

Course Key Topics 
The Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care consists of nine mandatory units.

 
Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings
Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
Unit 3: Principles of Diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Unit 5: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker
Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings
Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings
 


(see full course syllabus below for more information)

Tutor SupportWhat support will I receive?

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.



 

AssessmentsHow will I be assessed?

Course Assessments


Each unit is followed by a written assignment (comprising a portfolio of evidence of learning), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  Each portfolio will consist of a mixture of knowledge and understanding based tasks requiring text based / essay style answers.

Once marked, student receive feedback on their work from their tutor and should it be required there is the opportunity to amend and re-submit the work.



 

 

Course DurationHow long will it take me to complete?

Course Duration


We recommended you spend approximately 180 hours of your time studying for the Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 ours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.



 

Entry RequirementsDo I need previous experience?

Course Entry Requirements


You should be educated to GCSE Grade C or above to enrol on Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care. The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Adult Social Care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


 


Enrolment FeesHow much are the course fees?

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care home study course is £368.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £295 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £73.75 and then 4 equal payments of £73.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

Payment Method
Deposit
Instalment
Total
Pay in Full (Paper Version)
£295.00
N.A
£295.00
Instalment Plan (Paper Version)
£73.75
£73.75 X 4
£368.75

Delivery Charges:

Free Delivery for UK Mainland Students
Additional £25 for students in Europe
Additional £40 for Students in Rest of the world
 
Note: Instalment Plan is not available to our International Students
 
 

 


 

Full Course SyllabusWhat will I learn?

How is the course structured?
 
The Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care consists of nine mandatory units. The list below indicates the course structure and units, showing the list of accredited qualification units, the number of credits provided by each completed unit, and the guided learning hours
associated with each unit.

Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings

Guided Learning Hours - 17
Unit Credit Value - 2
Unit Reference Number - R/602/2906

The unit develops knowledge of the importance of communication in adult social care settings, and ways to overcome barriers to meet individual needs and preferences in communication.

Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings

Guided Learning Hours - 19
Unit Credit Value - 2
Unit Reference Number - R/602/3036

The unit develops the concepts of personal development and reflective practice which are fundamental to adult social care roles.

Unit 3: Principles of Diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

Guided Learning Hours - 19
Unit Credit Value - 2
Unit Reference Number - M/602/3044

This unit develops concepts of inclusion, which are fundamental to working in adult social care settings

Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Guided Learning Hours - 26
Unit Credit Value - 3
Unit Reference Number - A/601/8574

This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

Unit 5: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Guided Learning Hours - 5
Unit Credit Value - 1
Unit Reference Number - R/601/1436

This unit considers how duty of care contributes to safe ractice, and how to address dilemmas or complaints that may arise where there is a duty of care.

Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker

Guided Learning Hours - 9
Unit Credit Value - 1
Unit Reference Number - A/602/3113

This unit  provides the knowledge required to understand the nature of working rel ationships, working in ways that are agreed with the employer, and working in partnership with others.

Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

Guided Learning Hours - 37
Unit Credit Value - 4
Unit Reference Number - R/602/3182

This unit develops the understanding of person centred support as a fundamental principle of adult social care.

Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings

Guided Learning Hours - 49
Unit Credit Value - 5
Unit Reference Number - L/602/3178

This unit develops learner’s knowledge and understanding of areas of health and safety required to working in a social care setting.

Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings

Guided Learning Hours - 9
Unit Credit Value - 1
Unit Reference Number - D/602/3119

This unit develops the knowledge and understanding needed to implement and promote good practice in recording, sharing, storing and accessing information in social care settings



 

QualificationsWhat qualifications will I receive?

Course Qualifications
This is a certification course. You will receive a certificate from the National Awarding body NCFE. 


Qualification : NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF Qual No: 600/0689/4)

This course provides successful students with a qualification from NCFE, listed on the Qualifications and Credit Framework Database. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. 


 


 

Career ProspectsWhat can I do after I qualify?

Care Assistant


If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, this job could be just what you are looking for. As a care assistant you would help people who have difficulties with their daily activities. You could work with children, people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or families. It would be useful if you had experience in a caring role. When you apply for a job you will need Criminal Records Bureau clearance. A good care assistant has a friendly and caring approach and the ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds. Patience and a sense of humour are also important.


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What's IncludedWhat do I get when I enrol?

Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care home study course and earn your qualification:


1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:

  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
  • Guide to Effective Study Techniques
  • How to approach exams without fear

3. An accredited award upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body NCFE
4. One year's educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students



 

Home Study ExplainedHow does home study work and is it right for me?

Distance Learning Explained


Distance Learning is a term used to describe a method of learning where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our programmes as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our learning programmes have been written and prepared in such a way that it enables you to take control over these decisions.  We also have a varied range of e-learning courses available to complement our full portfolio of distance learning courses.
 
Distance Learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your distance learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the programme, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your timetable.
 
Although our distance learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of distance learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful distance learner you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 
Online Learning Explained

Online learning descends from computer-based training, interactive multimedia and integrated learning centers and is the delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.  With the internet boom in the mid '90s, the concept of online learning has spread broadly. 
 
Online learning or e-learning (electronic learning) is a term used to describe learning materials that are not physically provided to you, but are accessible online where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these online learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our online courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our online learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Online learning allows you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your online course and you feel you know your way around the program, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your online course study timetable.
 
Home Study Explained

Home Study Courses are a type of learning material in the form of manuals, CD Roms, Online courses etc. where you; the learner, are not physically required to be ‘onsite’ to be guided through any of these learning materials. Learners and tutors will use methods such as email and telephone to communicate, with you deciding how, when and where you learn.
 
UK Learning College gives you the flexibility to complete our home study courses as quickly or as slowly as is convenient for you. To make this possible, our home learning courses have been written and prepared in such a way that they enable you to take control over these decisions.
 
Home study courses allow you to develop the personal confidence and independence needed for success. Once you have become familiar with your home learning course materials and you feel you know your way around the course, then it is time to put together your own personal study plan to help you decide how best to study. We would advise that you write down your plan to assist you in following your home study timetable.
 
Although our home learning course guides are primarily aimed at the first time user, you may already have some experience of home learning. Whatever your experience, it is important to understand that to be a successful home study course learner, you need to become familiar and comfortable with the learning materials.
 

 


Student PortalHow can I interact with other students?

Student Community


We understand that studying from home may be a new experience for you. You could even be excused for feeling a little daunted since you will not be studying in a traditional "classroom environment". To help our students overcome these concerns we have developed a friendly online student community. The Student Community encourages a high level of interaction with your tutor and other like-minded students.

All of our students receive access to the Student Community. You will be able to use the student community for the following:

  1. Access the student forum which allows you to share ideas and chat with other students.
  2. View your tutor's feedback on your marked assignments.
  3. View optional reading lists for your course (where available).
  4. Access free online games, for when you need a break from studying.
  5. View the study guide with plenty of useful hints and tips on how to get the most out of your course.

Access free courses such as: Improving Learning Skills, Job Interview Skills, The Effective Learner, Goal Setting and Time Management, Ten Tips to Complete a Good Test Paper


VISIT THE STUDENT COMMUNITY


 

Related CoursesI am not sure this is for me. Are there similar courses?

Related Courses
Below you will find a list of courses that previous students have taken to complement their course. We hope that this list will give you some idea of the types of progression courses we offer, or alternative course options that may be of interest to you.

 
Child Care (Level 3) -This course is the CACHE Level 3 - Understand How to Set Up a Home-Based Childcare Service (CYPOP5) unit. It will prepare you to work as home based child carers - nannies/childminders.  It is also ideal for those childminders who are looking towards setting up their own business as it covers business start-up…....... Read More »
 
Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 3) - The NCFE Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 distance learning course covers many issues including a wide appreciation of what to expect within the sector as well as focussing on important areas such as person-centred care, safe working practices, duty of care and safeguarding....... Read More »
 
Social Care with Children & Families (Level 3) - This course will aim to introduce you to the structure of the family, and teach you to take the necessary factors into consideration, as well as the procedures involved and the proper course of action when working with children and families in a social work context...... Read More »
 


Further InformationWhat else do I need to know?

If your course is being delivered online, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements below.


For Windows:
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

For Macintosh:
Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course.  We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.

The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.



 

How to EnrolHow do I enrol?


   

Step One 
It's simple - Choose from our list of 100s Accredited Courses. Click on the enrol now button to select your enrolment option

Step Two
After you enrol, Course Material will be delivered to you within 7 working days (Normally 48 Hours).

Step Three
A personal tutor and a Dedicated Support advisor will be allocated to you throughout the course.

Step Four
On successful completion of the course, You will be given a Recognised Qualification towards a successful career.


 


 

FAQsWhat are the most frequent questions?

Course Frequently Asked Questions 


Q. How does distance learning work?
To ensure studying is flexible and convenient, most of our courses are divided into sections. You work through each section at your own pace and time. Once completed, send the test paper back to your personal tutor for marking. You will then move onto the next section once successfully completing the previous section. The support period is dependent on the type of course you choose; our minimum support period is one year.
 
Q. When can I start the course?
The answer is simple, when YOU want; you can start the course at any time we do not have any set enrolment dates. Most of our courses don’t require any previous experience or qualifications. All you need is a desire and motivation to succeed. You can even start right now - call and speak to one of our Professional Course Advisors.
 
Q. How long do the courses take?
This is dependent upon your choice of course and how fast you want to learn. A full breakdown of the course is available in your course literature. We do provide estimated number of study hours; ask our course advisors for details.
 
Q. Do the courses have tutorial support?
Yes, You will be allocated an experienced tutor who will guide you through the course, mark your assignments and generally help you with any problems you may have. Your tutors can be contacted via email and post.
 
Q. If I fail an assignment can I retake it?
Yes, your tutor will ask you to resubmit your assignment and give you support as to where you could improve.
 
Q. How do I get help with my course work?
You can get help 7 days a week by email, or post from your dedicated tutor, you just email your assignments for marking. You have to send your assignments one at a time so the tutor can mark one and give you the feedback.
 
Q. Will I get a qualification at the end?
Yes, for all our courses, you will receive a diploma or a recognised qualification from the awarding body of your course.
 
Q. Is the course work done online or sent via the internet?
No, the course work can be done offline using your PC or for paper based courses working through your course folder. 
 
Q. Is there a time limit or any deadlines?
We do like you to complete the course within the tutor support period but we can extend this for a small charge (currently £40 for 12 months). If you follow the recommended study hours, this will give you a good guide to complete the course withim the specified time period. 
 
Q. Will I have to sit an examination?
Most of our paper based courses do not require you to sit examinations, only continual assessments. Where there are examinations required, you will receive all the information you need to make your own exam arrangements. Please note exam fees are not included in your course fee, unless otherwise stated.
 
Q. How quickly will I receive my course material?
Once your payment has been received and cleared your enrolment should be processed within two days and your course materials delivered within 5 days, for customers who choose to pay in instalments this can take longer as we need a signed agreement back from you before we send the course materials.
 
Q. Do I have to buy any other materials?
Our comprehensive course materials are designed to be self-contained with all the relevant information you require to complete the course and gain the relevant certification. However some of our students undertake additional reading via relevant textbooks/study guides and/or the Internet to add value to their studies.
 
Q. I’m not sure of what course I should take? Can you help?
Yes we can, it is important that you pursue a course which you will enjoy. Although we cannot make this decision for you, we employ a team of dedicated Professional Course Advisors, who will guide you towards making the right choice. Whether you want specific information, or just a chat about what’s available, contact us now.
 
Q. Why choose UK Learning College?
The breadth and depth of our portfolio of courses means that we will have a course to interest you. We are committed to your success, and offer advice and support through every step of the process. We have a dedicated team of Professional Course Advisors that can give you access to career and recruitment advice, whilst offering excellent value and quality courses.
 
Please contact us if you have not found the answer you are looking for.
 

 


 

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