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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care 600/0047/8

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Published on April 27th, 2023

With Skills for Care reporting last year that there were around 165,000 unfilled vacancies, and with the sector forecast to require an additional 480,000 workers by 2035 – encouraging people and training them to pursue a career in the care sector is becoming a matter of increasing urgency.

Encourage new starters into Health & Social Care

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (600/0047/8) is an ideal qualification for anyone considering a career in adult social care, as it provides a broad range of the skills and knowledge required by those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It arms learners with the knowledge and skills they need to work in a variety of settings, including care homes, hospitals and community settings. No experience or previous qualifications are required, which makes this qualification an ideal introduction for new employees who are keen to carve out a successful career in Health & Social Care.

The following mandatory units are covered:

  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (A/601/8574).
  • Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker (A/602/3113).
  • Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings (H/601/5474).
  • Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings (H/602/3039).
  • Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings (J/602/3180).
  • Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings (L/602/2905).
  • Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings (L/602/3035).
  • Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings (R/602/3179).
  • Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings (Y/602/3118).

Your recruitment and retention strategy

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification can improve the career prospects of your employees, which in turn boosts your recruitment and retention strategy:

  • Improved job security and employment opportunities: with the burgeoning demand for care workers, those with appropriate qualifications will be highly sought-after.
  • Increased earning potential: the average salary for a care worker in the UK is £19,000 per year – the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, alongside other courses and qualifications could greatly increase an individual’s career opportunities and earning potential.
  • Increased job satisfaction: working in adult social care can be a very rewarding career – and with additional qualifications comes more opportunities, which in turn enhances job satisfaction.

Employees will gain a good understanding of working within the care sector – and will have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds.
  • Provide safe and effective care to adults.
  • Support people to maintain their independence.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Deal with challenging situations.
  • Reflect on practice and develop new skills.

The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification provides a thorough foundation upon which they will be able to build a career in adult social care. We deliver the course online, via our e-learning platform, Care Academy. Learners can study at their own pace – and typically qualify in around 3 – 6 months, part time. Once completed, your employees may wish to progress further onto one of our L3 qualifications.

Get in touch to discuss this qualification or any other aspect of your learning and development strategy. EdgeWorks can also help eligible candidates to access funding via our Funding Alliance programme, which can cover the cost of your employees qualifications.