Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2
As the need for adult social care continues to rise, it’s important that care workers have up-to-date support and guidance that allows them to provide the best care possible for the people they work with. If you’d like to work in adult social care, this fully online 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, as well as the importance of safeguarding, equality and diversity, and duty of care.
Digital or Paper-based
6 to 12 Weeks
NCFE / CACHE / TQUK
Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings
In this unit your employees will look at the importance of communication in adult social care settings and how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes, and preferences of an individual. They will also look at reducing barriers to communication and confidentiality in adult social care settings.
Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
Within this unit, your employees will begin to understand what is required for good practice in adult social care roles, how learning activities can develop knowledge, skills, and understanding, and how a personal development plan can contribute to their own learning development.
Unit 3: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
In this unit your employees will learn about the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion. They will learn about working in an inclusive way and how to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination.
Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
In this unit your employees will learn how to recognise and respond to abuse. They will look at the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse, how to reduce the likelihood of abuse occurring and how to recognise and report unsafe practices.
Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
This unit will introduce your employees to duty of care, including the implications of duty of care, support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care and how to respond to complaints.
Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker
In this unit your employees will learn about the role of the social care worker. They will look at working relationships in social care settings and the importance of working in ways that are agreed with the employer and working in partnership with others.
Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
Within this unit your employees will learn about person-centred approaches for care and support. They will learn how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting, the importance of establishing consent when providing care or support, encouraging active participation and supporting an individual’s right to make choices and promoting their well-being.
Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings
In this unit your employees will look at health and safety in social care settings. They will look at responsibilities relating to this, risk assessments, reducing the spread of infection, procedures for responding to accidents and illness, how to move and handle objects and individuals safely, handling hazardous substances, medication and food safely, and how to manage stress. They will also look at environmental safety procedures in social care settings.
Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Within this unit your employees will learn about the importance of secure handling of information in social care settings and how to access support for handling information in social care settings.