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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - RQF

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Achieve your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care from home and start working towards a career in adult social care.

Course duration

Up to one year.

Course outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 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.

Assessment

Tutor-marked portfolio of evidence.

Study Options

 
£599.00
or £18.72 /month*
Course code: CACHE009
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Course overview

  • Achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification in health and social care.
  • Understand the principles of communicating with people from a variety of backgrounds and how to build relationships in an adult social care setting.
  • Learn about the role of a social care worker and the agreed ways of working.
  • Study from home at your own pace.
  • FREE access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years.

This NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is perfect for anyone considering a career in adult social care who wants to build their knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts in the sector.

During your course, you will expand your knowledge of the key legislation and codes of practice in relation to diversity, equality, and inclusion in the sector, how you can take a person-centred approach to care, and the health and safety considerations when working in the sector. You will also learn more about the principles of safeguarding and protecting those in your care and how you can implement duty of care in a social care setting.

Course content

  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Comparing ways to communicate
  • Communication methods
  • Responding
  • People from different backgrounds
  • Barriers
  • Strategies
  • Support services
  • Team confidentially
  • Day to day communication
  • Potential tension
  • Seek advice

  • Reflective practice
  • Improving the quality of service provided
  • Standards
  • Values, belief systems, and experiences
  • Feedback
  • Personal development plan
  • Sources of support
  • Roles of others
  • Benefits of a personal development plan

  • Discrimination
  • Promoting equality
  • Supporting diversity
  • Key legislation
  • Codes of practice
  • Consequences
  • Beliefs, culture values, and preferences
  • Inclusive practice and practice
  • Challenging discrimination
  • Raising awareness
  • Supporting others

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional/ psychological Abuse
  • Institutional abuse
  • Self-neglect
  • Neglect by others
  • Actions to take
  • National policies and local systems
  • Safeguarding
  • Failures to protect
  • Person-centred values
  • Active participation
  • Complaints procedures
  • Unsafe procedures

  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding
  • Potential conflicts
  • Manage risks
  • Additional support and advice
  • Complaints
  • Agreed procedures for handling complaints

  • Working relationships
  • Personal relationships
  • Agreed ways of working
  • Working in partnership
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Accessing support and advice

  • Person-centred approaches
  • Values
  • Care plan
  • Complex and sensitive situation
  • Individual’s changing needs or preferences
  • Consent
  • Active participation
  • Holistic needs
  • Approaches to support
  • Influencing individual’s choices
  • Self-image
  • Self-esteem
  • Risk assessment

  • Health and safety
  • Policies and procedures
  • Training
  • Additional support
  • Risk assessment
  • Accidents and sudden illness
  • Procedures
  • First aiders
  • Hygiene prevention methods
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe moving and handling protection
  • Not following a care plan
  • Hazardous substances
  • Environmental safety
  • Emergency plan
  • Managing stress
  • Handling medication
  • Food safely

  • Legislation and codes
  • Handling information
  • Up to date records
  • Storing information
  • Security
  • Supporting others

Awarding body

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

Extra information

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

This course will take approximately 190 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.

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.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

With this certificate, you can achieve 16 UCAS points based on the grade you achieve. You can find out more about UCAS points here.

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

Once you have enrolled on your NCFE CACHE course, you will have access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership for two years. NCFE 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 a NCFE CACHE qualification.

FAQs

You do not need any previous knowledge or skills to enrol on this qualification, however, you must be at least 16 years of age to study this course.

  • Expert personal tutor support.
  • Dedicated learner services.
  • Assignment marking and feedback.
  • FREE CV critique service and employability guide to help you impress future employers.
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership.
  • FREE NCFE CACHE Alumni Membership for two years.
  • *Study pack including notebook, pen, and highlighter.

*Not included with the online study option.

You do not need to be working to enrol on this course.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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