Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Certificate Level 3

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 3

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Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Assessment Requirements: Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification

This qualification is aimed at Learners who are working in Adult Social Care, or have basic knowledge in the area, and are looking to build on their learning. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring such as safeguarding, duty of care, person centred approach and the role of the social care worker.
This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards and is recognised as a component in the Health and Social Care (England) Apprenticeship Framework.

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
This qualification is suitable for those who work within the health and social care workforce. It provides Learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of job roles.
Centres are responsible for ensuring this qualification is appropriate for the age and ability of Learners.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment in a social care role such as care or healthcare assistant.
These qualifications provide candidates with the knowledge to equip them with an understanding of the core areas related to working in adult social care.
This understanding will provide a useful basis for progression to competence based qualifications in the sector. On completion of this qualification Learners may progress to:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England 


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