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

Course code: CACHE009

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

  • Fully recognised CACHE qualification.
  • 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 carer and define their duties.
  • Understand the health and safety legislation that is put in place for people in social care.
  • Understand the different person-centred approaches.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course.
Course overview

This Level 3 certificate will give you the chance to develop skills and knowledge in preparing to work in adult social care.

Learn how to handle information and explain the use of safeguarding in social care with this course. Explore the duty of care for someone that works in social care!

Course Duration

Up to 12 months

Study Hours

Approximately 190 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked portfolio of evidence

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
Extra info

Supporting others

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 approximately 190 hours of learning time. You will have 1 year to complete this course, which is more than enough 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.

Awarding Body

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.

Q&As

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

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

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.

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

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.

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

You may also like

Health and Social Care Level 4 and 5

Package course (best value)

Package

£1,999.00

£1,279.00

£1,279.00

Enrol now

If you are interested in and you’re looking for a more flexible approach to learning that fits around your life - this is the ideal course for you. Enrol online today by clicking below or speak to one of our advisers for more information.

Enrol on this course