What is the course about?
This is a Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course. This course would be good for you if you are interested in, or new to working in adult social care. It is aimed at developing your basic knowledge of the adult social care sector with a view to prepare you for voluntary or paid work in the sector.
What will we cover?
It covers 5 areas in adult social care which are:
Introduction to adult social care
Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
Developing your awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
Developing your awareness of communicating in adult social care
Developing your awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Outline what adult social care is
Outline values and principles of adult social care
List skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
Outline ways to communication in adult social care
List the types of roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory Level 1 course.
You should already be able to follow verbal and written instructions, express ideas clearly in writing, through writing lists and short pieces of text, and pick out essential information from a variety of texts (including websites and handouts). You should be prepared to discuss ideas in small groups and take part in a short speaking exercise. There will be some homework that will inlcude some research.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught in a group using discussion, presentation, individual tutorial, computer search, role-play, quizzes and DVD resources. You will undertake a small research project in your own time.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials are supplied for the course. You should bring a folder for your hand outs and a black pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can apply for any of our Level 2 courses. You can also look at voluntary roles in care.