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Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

Qualification summary

The Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) is a vocational qualification providing a basic awareness for learners who want to work in this sector. It is ideal for school leavers who are eligible for employment and pre-apprenticeship programmes, adult returners or those undergoing a career change and who may want to understand more about working in health and social care.

 

This qualification is only aimed at learners interested in working in adult social care in England. It aims to introduce you to some basic concepts of caring for adults which are essential within this sector including the knowledge around the following areas:

This qualification can be used as part of a foundation learning programme and learners can progress into employment within a wide range of health and social care roles, such as:

 

On completion you could progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF). You could even undertake the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care (Level 2).

 

If you feel you already have an awareness of the sector then you could look at the qualifications above or at more specialised qualifications such as:

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning. There is no minimum age requirement for this qualification.

 

It is supported nationwide by employers within the care sector. For a list of the training providers and colleges who deliver this qualification in your area please contact our customer services team.

 

 

Related Documents:


Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care (RQF) Handbook

 

Qualification structure

Learners must achieve 6 credits from Group A to complete this qualification.

 

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 60 hours

Minimum Guided Learning Hours (GLH) are 53

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

PWA01

 

600/2290/5

 

31/07/2021

 

Group A - mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

F/502/9579

PWSC01

Introduction to the adult social care sector

1

D/502/9590

PWSC02

Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care

1

M/502/9660

PWSC08

Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care

1

A/502/9662

PWSC09

Awareness of communication in adult social care

2

F/502/9727

PWSC10

Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

1

 

To find out more about our registration/certification fees, contact our customer services team on
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Qualifications

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PWA01 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

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PWWC1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work (RQF)

LGBTHC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in LGBT Inclusivity in a Health and Social Care Environment (RQF)

PWC02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

PWC03 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF)

SHMC2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF)

WCSD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Working in Care Services (RQF)

CD2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF)

CD3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

CD4 - Skillsfirst Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF)

CD5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)

HSC5 - Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF)

EPL2 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (RQF) Closed for registrations

EPL3 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (RQF) Closed for registrations

HSCD4 - Skillsfirst Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (RQF) Closed for registrations

HSCD03 - Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) Closed for registrations