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: Online/Kentish Town

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

Independent Learning

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


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.

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

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