Course Overview

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is an excellent introduction for those new to the sector or entering the workforce for the first time. This course is accessible to learners who are eligible for employment, adults returning to work, or individuals considering a career change and wanting to learn more about health and social care.

Who Should Enrol?

This course is ideal for learners interested in or new to working in adult social care. It offers insights into basic concepts of caring and prepares students for employment in the sector.


This qualification covers the knowledge components found in the mandatory units of the Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma. Learners who progress to the Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 2 will already possess the foundational knowledge needed for these units.

Embark on your journey in adult social care with this comprehensive introductory course, designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to succeed in this rewarding field.

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Ticket Information

Level 2 Health & Social Care (funded)
please select this option if you meet the eligibility criteria

20 spots left
Date And Time
05/11/2024 @ 09:00 to
19/12/2024 @ 15:00

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Qualification Overview

Classes 3 days per week (Tue, Wed, Thu)

This qualification provides foundational knowledge in several key areas crucial for working in adult social care:

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Personal Development
Role of the Social Care Worker
Handling Information
Health and Safety
Duty of Care
Person-Centred Approaches

Funding criteria

This is course is delivered in partnership with the East Berkshire Community Learning and Skills Service, Slough Borough Council and the RBWM.
Free funding is available to learners who meet the eligibility criteria below:

– Resident within the boroughs of Slough or RBWM
– Unemployed or in receipt of low income (less than £22,308 per year)
– Resident in the UK continuously for 3 years or more (exceptions apply for refugees)
– In receipt of state benefits (Universal Credit, JSA, etc.)
– Have Right to Work in the UK
– Aged 19 years+
– Not being on an apprenticeship

Progression opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to either the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

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Entry requirements:

Aged 19+
Initial Assessment

Mandatory Units

To achieve this qualification, learners must complete all 9 mandatory units, gaining them a total of 20 credits.


Portfolio of evidence

Real Work Environment (RWE)

Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.