There are no fees for this course; the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student). 
Please note, when a student enrols onto a course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. 

Course Overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care aims to introduce and develop the knowledge in areas relating to working in adult social care such as communication, equality, diversity and inclusion. The student will understand personal development and the role of the social care worker. Through the course students will learn how to handle information. Students will understand health and safety legislation and explore the areas of safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches. The course is available paper-based.

Course Structure

The course contains 3 assessments covering the 9 units detailed below:
Workbook 1
Section 1 - Understand the role of the social care worker
Section 2 - Principles of personal development in adult social care settings
Section 3 - Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings
Workbook 2
Section 1 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Section 2 - Principles of communication in adult social care settings
Section 3 - Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Section 4 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, and social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Workbook 3
Section 1 - Understand how to handle information in social care settings
Section 2 - Understand health and safety in social care settings

Entry Requirements

Student application 
Students can apply to undertake this course by registering their interest with their employer (e.g. their line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register students by completing a standard booking form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. Students can also register as individuals and are asked to email us. Inductions onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at the student’s place of employment or via post or email. Once enrolled on the course, paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (Unless not already received at a group induction). Students studying via the online portal will receive login details via email.

Contact us:


01274 088652

01274 088529

01274 088371

Email us: [email protected]

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Visit us: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/distance-learning


English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.


Benefits to the student
A clear understanding of responsibilities
Development of new skills
Recognition of existing skills
Opportunities to improve current service 
Helps to progress their career
Gain a nationally recognised qualification
Advantages to the employer
Make staff feel more confident in their role
Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation
Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification

How You Will Be Assessed

Each student must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based, the assessments are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. If you are studying online, the assessments are submitted electronically direct to your tutor.  Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.  There is also support for students available from the office team.  Upon successful completion of this qualification, students will be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care. This CACHE branded qualification is certified by the Awarding Organisation, NCFE.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].