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CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care – RQF

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Achieve your CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care and start working towards a career in health and social care.

  • Nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification.
  • Gain an understanding of the basic concepts in health and social care and working in the sector.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years.

Course overview

This CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care RQF qualification is ideal for someone considering a career in the health and social care sector who wants to understand the basic concepts in the industry.

During this course, you’ll study the principles of communication and safeguarding in an adult social care setting, as well as the methods you can adopt to benefit your professional development. You will learn more about diversity, equality, and inclusion in the sector, the role of a social care worker, and how to ensure you adhere the relevant health and safety policies, legislation, and procedures. Your studies will also cover how you can plan care and support based on the individual and your duty of care.

Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 179 learning hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care once you have successfully completed this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked portfolio of evidence.

Course content

Extra info


This course is assessed using a portfolio of evidence which you will submit to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course duration

This course will take approximately 179 hours to complete. You will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcome

QRN: 600/0047/8

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.


Awarding body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the leading industry specialists in providing qualifications that specialise in the care and education sector. This course has been developed by experts to ensure that all requirements and skills are covered.

CACHE Alumni membership

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will have access to the CACHE Alumni membership for two years. CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those who work in the care, health, and education industries, providing valuable resources and advice for your studies when working towards/with an NCFE CACHE qualification.


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