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NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Description

This is an ideal introductory course if you want to work with vulnerable adults in recognised care settings or informally for family members, but need to improve your written or spoken English. Over the term, you will learn about the adult social care sector, the role of the care worker, the values and principles of adult social care. You will also have an introduction to communication skills required for working in care. You will feel passionate about working with vulnerable adults but may have little experience of doing so.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

No prior knowledge of the adult social care sector is necessary. You will need a qualification in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or Level 1 (equivalent to GCSE at D-G or Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills). Some knowledge of IT would be useful as work includes internet research, preparing reports using Word and emailing attachments. You will feel passionate about working with vulnerable adults but may have little experience of doing so.

Course Content

There are five mandatory units which you will work through each class. The units are in booklet form and you must complete all written and practical tasks in order to pass. This will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching methods are varied and include lecture, discussion, group work, field trips, video, presentations and role play. All resources used within each lesson are available via Google Classroom. In addition to the classes you will be expected to do at least 3 hours of home study per week.

Independent Learning

In addition to the classes you will be expected to do at least 3 hours of home study per week.

Assessment

Your work will be marked by your tutor who will give you constructive feedback on how to improve. You will have the opportunity to have regular one-to-one tutorials with your tutor to discuss your learning. Completion of this course will give you Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. The awarding body is NCFE.

Qualification you will achieve

Completion of this course will give you Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. The awarding body is NCFE.

Next Steps and Progression

Health and Social Care Level 2, Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Childcare, English and Maths and Computing courses

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk.

Additional Learning Support

Additional Learning Support (ALS) is available for this course and is subject to an assessment with a member of our support staff.  ALS may include one or more of the following: support in classes, out of class in small groups, workshops or 1:1 with a specialist tutor.  Reasonable adjustments including assistive equipment and also access support can be made available through our Disability Officer. Please let us know as soon as possible about your learning needs and/or disabilities so we can arrange support at the earliest opportunity.  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 and employability advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for some course fees. You may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk