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

Qualification summary

The Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care qualification provides the knowledge for those of you who have a fundamental understanding of adult social care. It is accessible to learners of all ages:

Job roles could include but are not restricted to:

 
This qualification introduces a more advanced level of knowledge than the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care around the following areas:

It does not confirm occupational competence but relates to the knowledge elements covered in the mandatory units of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF). Learners progressing to the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care will therefore have gained the underpinning knowledge for these units.

 

If you feel that this qualification is too advanced for your needs then you could look to take the Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (RQF) instead.

 

This qualification does not require you to have any prior qualifications or levels of previous learning.

 

This qualification is highly valued by employers. For a list of nationwide training providers and colleges who deliver this qualification in your area please contact our customer services team.

 

It is anticipated that learners will progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care (RQF) or more specific work related qualifications.

 

 

Related Documents:


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

 

Qualification structure

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care, learners must achieve a total of 21 credits to be taken up by mandatory units.

 

Guided learning hours are 190

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is 210

Qualification number

Qualification reference

Qualification review date

PWC03

 

600/0586/5

 

31/12/2021

 

Group M - Mandatory units

RQF
unit no.

Skillsfirst
unit no.

Unit title

Credit value

L/602/3178

PWSC37

Understand health and safety in social care settings

5

D/602/3119

PWSC38

Understand how to handle information in social care settings

1

M/602/3044

PWSC33

Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

2

R/602/2906

PWSC31

Principles of communication in adult social care settings

2

R/602/3036

PWSC32

Principles of personal development in adult social care settings

2

A/601/8574

HSC024

Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

3

A/602/3113

PWSC25

Understand the role of the social care worker

1

R/602/3182

PWSC36

Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings

4

R/601/1436

SHC34

Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

1

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

MPWA1 - Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Ways to Maintain Personal Well-being (RQF)

ERRA02 - Skillsfirst Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)

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