Are you looking for a change of direction? Do you feel you have the skills to work in the exciting adult social care sector? Newbury College have teamed up with Adviza, DWP, Sovereign Housing and a whole host of local employers to bring you the Adult Social Care Programme.

This course is part two of an exciting new two part Adult Social Care programme. Part one (Introduction to Health and Social Care for Adults) focuses on Setting Targets and Managing Study, preparing you for part two, which covers the Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care and elements of The Care Certificate, as well as preparing you for employment in the sector.


  • Description

    Over the 8-week course you will gain two qualifications; the Entry 3 Award in Learning, Employability and Progression and the Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care for Adults. You will also cover the main elements of the Care Certificate, which you will need in order to work anywhere within the health and social care sector. You will also gain valuable work experience at a Befriender with Care UK, allowing you to gain a real insight into what it is like to work within this fast-paced sector, as well as providing you with opportunities to meet others already working within the care industry. At the end of this programme you will be invited to participate in an interview day, where you will get the chance to interview with a whole range of local health and social care employers.

    In part 2 of the course you will cover the following units:

    • Communication in Health and Social Care
    • Duty of Care in Health and Social Care
    • Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings
    • Person-Centred Approaches in Health and Social Care
    • Dementia Awareness
    • Infection Prevention and Control in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings
    • Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

    Please bring your own pens, a face covering, a bottle of water or drink and a packed lunch.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

    Students need to complete part one of the course before progressing to part two.

  • Qualification

    Successful completion of this course will give you a L2 Certificate in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adult and Children).

  • Assessment

    Your work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and progress will be discussed with each learner. Your attainment will be recorded against the assessment criteria. Peer reviews and group discussions, reviewing completed work, will also form an important part of assessment as well as quizzes and questions and answers. Your achievements will be recorded at the end of the course. You will create a portfolio of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and externally via the awarding body.

  • Home Study

    You will be expected to undertake 2 to 4 hours of independent study per week.

  • Work Placement

    You do not need to be in relevant employment to attend this course. During your time with us at Newbury College, you will be invited to participate in work experience with Care UK as a Befriender. There will also be some exciting opportunities for virtual work experience with local employers. Work experience can give you a fantastic insight into day to day life within the sector, giving you real world experiences within different job roles, as well as providing you with great opportunities to meet local employers and show them what you have to offer.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
CL2HSC 212201 01/02/2022 29/03/2022 - £0

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.