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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care NCFE

As the need for adult social care continues to increase, it is important that care workers have up-to-date support and guidance that allows them to provide the best care possible for the individuals they work with.

This qualification provides an ideal taster.  It is accessible to individuals of all ages who may want to understand more about working in health and social care.

Its aims are to introduce knowledge around the following areas relating to working in adult social care, such as:

  • communication
  • equality, diversity, and inclusion
  • personal development
  • role of the social care worker
  • handling information
  • health and safety
  • safeguarding
  • duty of care
  • person-centred approaches.

It is a must have for anyone taking the adult Intermediate Health and Social Care.

Our distance learning courses are completed online, so there is no need for any personal attendance in college, however you can always attend college if you feel you need this.

You will complete assessments by answering questions and submitting them to your tutor via the online learning platform.

You will be given full written feedback on your assessments within 5 working days.

Your tutor is available by email, or Mobile Phone during office hours if you need support with your studies.

To study the courses, you need to have a suitable device such as a laptop, a desktop computer or a tablet such as an iPad. You also need access to the internet.

Please note: It is not possible to complete the courses on a mobile phone as they are not compatible with our learning platform.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from NCFE awarding body, confirming your achievement.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery


    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    27 Weeks

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To attain this qualification, you need to achieve all 9 units.

  1. Principles of communication in adult social care setting (L/602/2905)
  2. Principles of personal development in adult social care settings (L/602/3035)
  3. Principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion in adult social care settings (H/602/3039)
  4. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (A/601/8574)
  5. Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (H/601/547/4)
  6. Understand the role of the social care worker (A/602/3113)
  7. Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings (J/602/3180)
  8. Understand health and safety in social care settings (R/602/3179)
  9. Understand how to handle information in social care settings (Y/602/3118)

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFE External Quality Assurance Consultants (EQACs).

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however you must:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • be aged 19+
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

On successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care will progress to either:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 qualifications in Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Level 3 qualifications in Working with Children and Young People
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) (Social Care)

Progression Opportunities

If you’d like to work in adult social care, this course will help you gain an appreciation of what it’s like to work in the sector. You will learn about person-centred care and safe working practices.

It could also improve your CV for many different job roles, such as:

  • Social work Assistant (£12,500) to (25,000)
  • Care worker (13,000) to (25,000)
  • Nurse (25,645) to (31,533)

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Fully Funded.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.




Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575