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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Level 3)

Our Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care free online course will support those looking to progress within the health and social care sector. You will develop a deeper understanding of the role of a social care worker, the person-centred approach, equality, diversity and safeguarding as well as communication methods and managing your own personal development.

Are You Eligible?

To ensure you are eligible for this online course, check if you align with our check list below:

Aged 19+ as of 31st August 2023

Lived in the EU for 3 years

Funded via the National Skills Fund

You do not hold a level 3 (or higher) qualification in any subject, or, if you do hold a qualification of at least level 3, you must be either unemployed or in employment but earning below the low wage threshold of £20,319.

*Other eligibility criteria may apply


The need for adult social care continues to rise. In 2022/2023, 1.52 million people in England work in the adult social care sector.  It is important for those working within the adult care sector to keep up to date and provide the best care for adults.  This course will help you gain an understanding of what it is like to work in the care sector.

Course Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification.
  • Evidence of your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Gain an understanding of working in adult social care and caring for adults.
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.

What Will You Learn

  • Principles of communication
  • Principles of personal development
  • Principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion
  • Principles of safeguarding and protection
  • Introduction to duty of care
  • Understand the role of the Social Care Worker
  • Understand person-centred approaches
  • Understand health and safety
  • Understand how to handle information

Full Course Title

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Adult Social Care

Adult Social Care

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