NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Health, Public Services and Care,Health and Social Care
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What does the qualification cover?
This qualification develops a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within it, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for.
Who is it suitable for?
Anyone who is thinking about a career in adult health and social care.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 14 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award requires 6 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include tasks such as designing charts or leaflets, coursework or methods such as oral questioning.
Do you need to be working to take the qualification?
No, this is a knowledge only qualification.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete it in 3 months or less.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not qualify you to work but does provide a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.
Awareness of Communication in Adult Social Care (A/502/9662)
Introduction to the Values and Principles of Adult Social Care (D/502/9590)
Introduction to the Adult Social Care Sector (F/502/9579)
Awareness of the Role and Responsibilities of the Adult Social Care Worker (F/502/9727)
Awareness of the Skills and Attitudes Needed to Work in Adult Social Care (M/502/9660)