NCFE CACHE L2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Description

If you are looking to train as a care worker with vulnerable adults, then this course is ideal for you. This course will help you to develop knowledge and understanding about working with vulnerable adults aged 19 and over who may have a range of needs from learning disability to dementia. You will study nine mandatory units which include communication skills, health and safety, safeguarding, person centred care, the adult social care sector and your own personal development as a care worker. The course is an excellent preparation for voluntary or paid work in care, as well as providing a step up to study at level 3.

Location: Online/Camden

Course Content

There are nine mandatory units which are directly mapped to the national occupational standards. You are expected to complete a portfolio of written evidence to show your knowledge and understanding. You must complete all written and practical tasks in order to pass. By the end of the course you may be able to apply for paid work as a care assistant.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching methods are varied and include lecture, discussion, group work, video, role play and presentations. All resources used within each lesson are available via Google Classroom

Independent Learning

In addition to the classes you will be expected to do at least 6 hours of home study per week.


Your work will be marked by your tutor who will give you constructive feedback on how to improve.

Qualification you will achieve

Completion of this course will give you the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

The awarding body is NCFE.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course. ALS is subject to an assessment with a trained member of staff and support may include one or more of the following: support in the classroom, out of class workshops such as literacy, ICT and maths and specialist support for dyslexia. Provision of assistive equipment is also available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments with our Disability Officer. Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572