Adult Skills and Community Learning

This course is suitable if you wish to train for a career in health and social care at level 3 or are currently working in a lead adult care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

It will develop the knowledge and skills you will need when working in a lead adult care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures.

This course also aligns to the Apprenticeship Standard for Lead Adult Care Worker.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but you will need a good standard of English (working at level 2 or above).

You will also need at least 6 months experience in a relevant setting and have done training at level 2 in a related subject.

A DBS check is also required.

Course details

This course is delivered in three ways:

Classroom based

  • 54 weeks of 4 hours a week, plus assignment tasks at home

Online delivery

  • 54 weeks.  1 x 2 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.

Learners who have extensive experience and who are currently working in a paid or voluntary capacity in a setting also have access to an assessed only route where reduced class attendance is required.

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

Please contact us for further details of course fees. 

You may access and Advanced Learning loan for this course.

How to apply 

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

What you can do next

You may progress onto qualifications for management or lead practitioner roles in adult care, or to specialist qualifications reflecting the context in which you work.

You can also move into employment in residential or nursing homes, domiciliary care, day centres or some clinical healthcare settings within job roles such as:

  • Senior Care Support Worker
  • Lead Personal Assistant

What our learners say

  • The tutor made me feel comfortable in class. I gained more confidence to have a go at maths problems. The tutor met my learning needs. I feel more confident at maths.
    Adult learner
  • Friendly and helpful,relaxed learning environment. Good supportive tutor.
    Adult learner
  • I enjoyed everything in the course. Great tutor, friendly people.
    Adult learner

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