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Essential Skills for Care

This programme has been carefully designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours required for working in a Health and Social Care setting. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector and develops the skills employers are looking for.

The programme aims to introduce knowledge in the following areas relating to working in adult social care:

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

In addition to the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification, you will also undertake additional units which will boost your employability skills in Problem Solving, Job Applications and Interview Skills.

Following your programme UCQ will support you to progress into work or volunteering, providing advice and support in job search, application form and CV completion and interview preparation.

Join one of our programmes today to step into the Care sector.

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Course Information

Title: Essential Skills for Care

Code: UCQ/R3

  Duration: 2 Weeks; 30 hours per week

 Upon successful completion of the programme students will achieve an NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for Adult Social Care


Additional units of Employability Skills

  Transferable skills developed will include:

  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy & literacy skills
  • Using technology
  • Problem solving
  • Personal motivation and organisation skills
  • Research
  • Team work

 Start dates are flexible; students can enrol throughout the year and study at a time and place to suit their circumstances.

 Each student will receive a dedicated tutor who will provide regular remote delivery supported by interactive study guides and assessment packs.

 Study Format: Weekly 121 tutorials; remote group work activity and assessment; robust feedback and into work support.