The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing Adults to Work in Adult Social Care is for learners who work in, or want to work in, the health and social care sector.
They give learners the opportunity to:
- Develop knowledge related to working in an adult social care environment
- Develop skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life
- Learn about how to work with different types of individuals and organisations in the adult social care environment
- Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
- Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning.
You will be set the task of completing the following units:
- Unit 1 : Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings
- Unit 2 : Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings
- Unit 3 : Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings
- Unit 4 : Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
- Unit 5 : Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
- Unit 6 : Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
- Unit 7 : Understand Person-centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings
- Unit 8 : Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings
- Unit 9 : Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings
The following 3 components are also included in this course:
- BTEC Level 2 , 95 GLH Award In Workskills
- Functional Skills Maths Level 2
- Functional skills English Level 2
Unemployed and looking for work opportunities (18yrs +)
Examples of desirable skills and attributes in potential Learners could include:
- motivation to succeed within the sector/s
- good interpersonal skills, effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- respect for people who use the services as individuals
- willingness to undertake training and learning programmes and apply that learning in the workplace
- the ability to demonstrate that they have the potential to complete the BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Health & Social Care
- an ability to work in small informal teams, demonstrating their listening skills and contributing towards decision making and practice as well as working in more formal teams following procedures
- a positive non-judgemental and open-minded attitude and value-system
- a standard of literacy and numeracy in keeping with the demands of the job
Learners may progress from this pathway onto further qualifications specific to their work context. A wide range of qualifications are available for use within the social care sector. These may include further apprenticeship frameworks (e.g. Advanced level Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care), QCF qualifications or other work-related education and training to support Continuing Professional Development.
Apprentices can also move to other parts of the sector, for example an apprentice specialising in learning disabilities can take a dementia qualification if their job role changes or if they wish to follow career ambitions in another part of the sector.
Advanced level Apprentices can progress to QCF diplomas at level 4 and above (e.g. Higher National Diploma in H&SC or Higher Education), including, where appropriate, opportunities for progression to foundation degrees (e.g. Foundation Degree in H&SC) and higher education certificates.