Adult Skills and Community Learning

This course is suitable for you if you want to be involved in a range of care settings.  It allows you to gain an understanding of the diversity of work available in care and education for vulnerable adults.  It is an ideal first qualification if you are returning to study or wish to build on your skills.

It will give you a good understanding of what working in social care is all about and whether it is the right career for you.  You will find out about the range settings you might choose to work in and how to work towards a job in the sector. 

The course will cover values and principles in health and social care, the role of the care worker, effective communication in health and social care and skills and attitudes in health and social care.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you will need a good standards of English and the ability to learn about technical language.

Course details

This course is delivered in three ways:

Classroom based

  • 10 weeks of 3 hours a week, plus minor research tasks at home

Online delivery

  • 10 weeks.  1 x 1.5 hour online session plus individual tutor interactions
  • 60  - 120 minutes of homework tasks to be completed each week
  • Individual tutor interactions as needed

Distance learning

  • Individual workbooks and tasks posted each week with telephone/ text/ email support from a tutor.

What do you need?

  • You will need a notepad and pen and access to a phone for all courses

  • For classroom based courses you will also need access to email and the internet

  • For online courses, you will need a device which has a webcam and sound and is able to access the following apps: Edmodo, Cisco Webex and Kahoot

Course fees


How to apply 

Contact us online for more information or to book your place.

What you can do next

Gaining further related qualifications can help you to progress in work or go on to further education.

What our learners say

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