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Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care – Level 1

This qualification develops a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 6
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
The Roundhouse

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Course Information for Students

This qualification develops a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within the sector, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for. It is suitable for anyone who is thinking about a career in adult health and social care.


There are no specific entry requirements.

You will complete the following units:

  • Introduction to the adult social care sector
  • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  • Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in the sector
  • Awareness of communication in adult social care
  • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

This is a blended learning course where you will learn both on site and independently.


You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods and you will have to complete a workbook of evidence.

Further Study

You can consider the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care


You can advance your career in roles such as:

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Support Worker


For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:36 pm