This qualification provides a pathway into the sector for individuals considering a career in health and/or social care or those returning to work after a career break. It does not confirm competence in a job role but provides an opportunity to develop knowledge about the wider health and social care sector before learners decide whether working in the sector is for them and to gain information to make decisions about career progression.
Units of study
• 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 adult social care
• Awareness of communication in adult social care
• Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker
This qualification is in preparation for further learning or training and will develop knowledge and skills in the subject area.
Learners will be able to progress to Level 2 Award/Certificate in Health and Social Care.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, learners should have a general secondary education and an interest in the subject.
All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.
The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.
We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.