1Course Overview

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

Course code: CACHE009

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Do you have an interest in caring for people? Is your desired career to become an adult social care worker? With this course you can learn about just that, from home!

This course will allow you to:

  • Learn how to communicate to older adults in social care
  • Understand the terms equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Study how you can help someone’s personal development
  • Explore the role of the social care worker and define their duties
  • Understand the health and safety legislation that is put in place for people in social care
  • Learn how to handle information
  • Explain the use of safeguarding in social care
  • Explore the duty of care for someone that works in social care
  • Understand the different person-centred approaches

It will give you the chance to develop skills and knowledge in preparing to work in adult social care.

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 75,000 students that already have!

What's more, you will now be entitled to FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course. 

Discounts on selected courses - Until 28th May
2Course Content
Principles of communication in adult social care settings
(R/602/2906, Unit Level 3; GLH; 17 Hours; Credits: 2)
  • 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
Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
R/602/3036, Unit Level 3; GLH; 19 Hours; Credits: 2)
  • 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
Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
M/602/3044, Unit Level 3; GLH; 19 Hours; Credits: 2)
  • 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
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
A/601/8574, Unit Level 2; GLH; 26 Hours; Credits: 3)
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional/ psychological Abuse
  • Financial 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
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
(R/601/1436, Unit Level 3; GLH; 5 Hours; Credits: 1)
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding
  • Potential conflicts
  • Manage risks
  • Additional support and advice
  • Complaints
  • Agreed procedures for handling complaints
Understand the role of the social care worker
(A/602/3113, Unit Level 2; GLH; 9 Hours; Credits: 1)
  • Working relationships
  • Personal relationships
  • Agreed ways of working
  • Working in partnership
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Accessing support and advice
Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
(R/602/3182, Unit Level 3; GLH; 37 Hours; Credits: 4)
  • 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
Understand health and safety in social care settings
(L/602/3178, Unit Level 3; GLH; 49 Hours; Credits: 5)
  • 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 protects
  • Not following a care plan
  • Hazardous substances
  • Environmental safety
  • Emergency plan
  • Managing stress
  • Handling medication
  • Food safely
Understand how to handle information in social care settings
(D/602/3119, Unit Level 3; GLH; 9 Hours; Credits: 1)
  • Legislation and codes
  • Handling information
  • Up to date records
  • Storing information
  • Security
  • Supporting others
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed using a portfolio of evidence. This will be sent to your tutor to be marked. No external examination is required. You will have to do some of your own research.

Course Duration

This course will take you 12 months to complete, which is more than enough time to complete approximately 190 hours of learning time. This means you can work at your own pace – how fast you work through the course is completely up to you! You will have no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with so you can spread your workload across the year, fitting your course around your busy schedule.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away! 

Course Outcome

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

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

No. You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE Totum discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

What are the entry requirements to enrol onto this course?

You will need to be at least 16 years of age to enrol onto this course.

Do I need to be working in a care role to study this course?

No. As this is a knowledge-based qualification, it can be studied by those who are not yet working in a care role.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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 Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

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 Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

6Reviews

Zoe is a lovely tutor and very encouraging

Zoe is a lovely tutor and very encouraging. I'm enjoying the course and her feedback is very helpful.

- Natasha Bell

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