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Bradford College

Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in the Adult Care Sector

Study Level
14-16, Adult, School Leavers, Level 2
Start Date


If you’re passionate about providing help to those with additional needs and looking to break into the Adult Care sector, this course is for you. This is a popular, practical, work-related distance learning course where you will learn by completing projects and assignments as well as undertaking a work placement on two block weeks. Placements can be anywhere in the Bradford district and you will have to be prepared to travel to experience a range of health care settings.

  Key Info

This course include content from Maths and English, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, as well as a Work Placement. This course will equip you with the critical skills needed for a rewarding career in the Adult Social Care sector, depending upon the area that you choose to progress into.

You will develop skills in Communication, Time management, Organisation, Working as part of a group, Problem solving and Working to deadlines.

As well as this, you will be expected to:

  • Use Specialist Terms
  • Deal with the Public
  • Translate Verbal or Written Instructions into Action
  • Read Statistics (including Graphs and Tables), Journals, Reports and Trade Literature
  • Use Academic Language

You will study a number of units to prepare you for working in the Adult Social Care sector which can include:

  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care worker
  • Person-centred Approaches
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Supporting People to Eat and Drink

Entry to this course requires GCSE English and Maths at a minimum of grade 2-3/D-E. Level 1/ Entry 3 Functional skills will be accepted.

You should be at least 14 years old.

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and interview are required.

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.

Please note that you may need pens and paper, a lever arch file and memory stick.

Each Unit is assessed through a unit assignment or placement observation.
Tasks within these assignments vary and you will be assessed using methods such as written work, posters, verbal questioning and role play.

During the course you will be required to complete a two-week block placement. Placements can be anywhere in the Bradford district and you will have to be prepared to travel to experience a range of health care settings. You will create a portfolio of evidence based on knowledge and skills gained from assignments and observations from a work placement.

Successful completion of the course means that you may be eligible to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care depending on your GCSE qualifications. You may choose to progress to further study or employment within the Adult Care sector.


If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.



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