Course overview

Preparation to Work in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 City of Bristol College

This part-time, one-year course provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and personal development.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who are working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will complete nine units to achieve this qualification including the principles of communication in adult social care, principles of personal development in adult social care settings and the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.

As this qualification is knowledge only and the completion of this qualification is achieved through classroom-based learning only. All the units within this qualification are vocationally based and are directly helping you gain the knowledge and understanding of the skills required to work in the adult social care sector.

Course entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

You will preferably have some previous experience of working in the health and social care sector and have completed a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course you will need to complete 60 hours of volunteer work or employment relevant to the sector.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, there are a range of different pathways to continue study and obtain a Level 3 in Health and Social Care or to obtain employment in.

You can move on to work as a care worker assistant, youth worker assistant, a care home or hospice assistant and someone who works in community healthcare or hospitals.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationary. 

Alongside the course fee you will need to pay for a DBS check and course textbook.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

You may be able to receive an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

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