Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

For adult learners, the Level 2 and 3 Certificates can extend their knowledge and understanding of work in a particular sector. They are suitable qualifications for those wishing to change career or move into a particular area of employment following a career break. These qualifications are aimed at learners interested in, or new to, working in adult social care in England.

Their 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.

They give learners the opportunity to:

• Develop knowledge related to working in an adult social care environment
• Develop skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
• Learn about how to work with different types of individuals and organisations in the adult social care environment
• Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 or 3 qualification
• Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.

Entry requirements:
Level 2 Certificate in Preparing Adults to Work in Adult Social Care (QCF)
Age range that the qualification is approved for Pre16, 16-18,19+

Qualification structure

The learner will need to meet the requirements outlined in the table below before

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is a 20-credit and 179-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification. To achieve this qualification learners’ must complete nine mandatory units.

Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is a 21-credit and 190-guided-learning-hour (GLH) qualification. To achieve this qualification learners’ must complete nine mandatory units.

Duration of the course: 12 months
Progression opportunities
Learners who have achieved Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care and Level 3 BTEC Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care can progress on to employment in Health and Social Care. They could also progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications, for example the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) or the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF).