Level 1 adult social care
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
THIS COURSE IS FREE IF YOU ARE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OR EARNING BELOW £20,962 (YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW EVIDENCE OF THIS)
Are you considering a career in adult social care? Do you want to find out more about different roles and feel confident in applying for volunteering opportunities? This course will develop your understanding of the responsibilities, values, skills and attitudes needed. It aims to give you an introduction into adult social care and is recommended if you would like to take the level 2 in health and social care or other level 2 care course.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: KCP01
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is a level 1 award in preparing to work in adult social care course. Adult social care is an important part of our society and it is estimated that there were almost 2 million new requests for social care support last year. The numbers of adult using social care and workers in this area are continuing to increase.
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
There are 5 units on this course that covered 5 fundamental areas in adult social care:
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...
B then end of the course learners should have a good understanding and be able to do the following:
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. All learners take a literacy and digital skills assessment and expected to be at a level 1 in these areas to take the course.
You should 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 include some research. This course is being held online and it is essential that you have a laptop or PC and a stable internet connection. You should also be able to send and receive emails, download and upload documents, and use different computer programmes. The class materials will be uploaded to the google classroom platform and you will have the opportunity to join a workshop to find out more about this before the course.
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?
There are no other costs. You will need a note book and pen to take notes to enable you to complete the assessment tasks. You will also need a laptop or PC with internet connection to complete the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
When you have finished the course, you may want to apply for one of our level 2 courses. It is strongly advised that those who are new to learning, should take a level 1 course before a level 2. We offer the level 2 certificate in health and social care and other related qualifications. Please keep a look out on the website. You may also want to apply for support roles, or volunteer roles in the many charities offering support in social care. Your tutor will talk to you about your next steps at the end of the course.