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  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care L2

    This BTEC Level 2 qualification is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in Social Care. It is aimed at those interested in or new to the field. You will cover subjects like communication, equality, personal development, roles handling, health, safeguarding, duty of care and person centred approaches.

    • Course Description

      BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

      Course code: FEBT01

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

      Awarding body: Edexcel

      This BTEC qualification is ideal for those looking to pursue a career in Social Care. It is aimed at those interested in or new to the field.

      You will cover subjects like communication, equality, personal development, roles handling, health, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.

      This well respected qualification will be attractive to employers in the sector and is a mark of excellence.

    • Preparing to work in adult social care course overview

      Upon successful completion of the course, you will received a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care awarded by Edexcel.

      Course content

      Unit 1: Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care

      Module 1: Identifying reasons for communication

      Module 2: How important communication is in adult social care

      Module 3: Exploring individuals’ reactions to communication

      Module 4: Person centred care

      Module 5: Describe different types of communication as well as barrier

      Module 6: How to check that communication has been understood

      Module 7: Identify how to make communication more effective

      Module 8: The nature of confidentiality and how this can be maintained

      Unit 2: Principled of Personal Development in Adult Social Care

      Module 1: Identify standards and how they influence how roles are carried out

      Module 2: Understanding how key reflection can be to learning

      Module 3: How to stop personal attitudes or beliefs obstructing quality of work

      Module 4: Describe how learning activity improves knowledge, skills and understanding

      Module 5: Understanding a personal development plan

      Unit 3: Principles of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in Adult Care Settings

      Module 1: Define diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination

      Module 2: Understand how discrimination can be direct or indirect

      Module 3: Understand related legislation and codes of practice

      Module 4: Interacting with individuals in an inclusive way

      Module 5: Challenging discrimination in adult care settings

      Module 6: Identifying sources of information support and advice

      Unit 4: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

      Module 1: Defining, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, institutional abuse, self-neglect and neglect by others

      Module 2: Identify signs and symptoms which are typical of each type of abuse

      Module 3: Explain the actions to be taken if abuse is suspected

      Module 4: Explain actions to be taken from allegations

      Module 5: Identifying ways to preserve evidence

      Module 6: Explain how safeguarding and protecting individuals works

      Unit 5: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

      Module 1: Definition of the duty of care

      Module 2: Understand how this impacts your work role

      Module 3: Describe tensions between duty of care and individual rights

      Module 4: Explain how to get support and advice to resolve these tensions

      Module 5: Understand the complaints procedure

      Unit 6: Understanding the Role of the Social Care Worker

      Module 1: The difference between working and personal relationships

      Module 2: How relationships change in a social care setting

      Module 3: Why the job role and its scope are important

      Module 4: Outlining agreed ways of working

      Module 5: Explain how it is important to keep these up to date

      Module 6: Understanding partnership working and how conflict resolution may play a part in this

      Unit 7: Understanding Person Centred Approached in Adult Social Care Settings

      Module 1: Person centred values and why they are important in planning an individual’s care

      Module 2: Define the term consent, what to do if it cannot be obtained

      Module 3: Define the term participation and reducing the barriers to active participation

      Module 4: Supporting individuals to make informed choices and why risk can be part of this

      Module 5: Explain why work views should not influence the choice of the individual

      Unit 8: Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings

      Module 1: Legislations relating to social care

      Module 2: Understanding the responsibility of the social care worker, the employer or manager and the individual

      Module 3: Identify tasks that require special training

      Module 4: Understand the role of risk assessment as well as different types of accident

      Module 5: Understanding moving and handling and why training is critical

      Module 6: Identifying hazardous substances and define safe practises

      Unit 9: Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

      Module 1: Identify legislation that relates to the recording, sharing and storage of information

      Module 2: Why it is important to keep good records

      Module 3: How to access guidance, information and advice

      Module 4: Outline actions to take when there are concerns over information


      BTEC qualifications range from entry Level to Level 3 in the Qualifications and Credit Framework. They provide work-related qualification across a number of sectors. Designed for work preparation and progression for those already in work.

      This is a 20 credit qualification. Qualification Code 501/1586/8

      A registration fee of £51 is due within four weeks of enrolment if you wish to receive your BTEC certificate on completion of the course.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      We will send a study pack to you by courier, including your course materials and a study guide to help you through the student process. However, tutor marked assessments are only accepted online, rather than by post.

      Tutor support

      Our BTEC courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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