BTEC Level 2

Preparing To Work In Adult Social Care

This qualification will introduce you to the adult social care environment and enable you to develop the skills and techniques essential to a successful career.

Learn about: how to communicate with people; support the safeguarding of vulnerable people; how person-centred care leads to good practice; duty-of-care; key legislation and handling sensitive information.

As well as this sector-focused knowledge you’ll develop transferable skills and learn how to manage your own personal growth.





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What to expect from Skills Training UK

  • Energising and well-structured lessons, in small groups.
  • Individual support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals.
  • Access to our virtual learning environment for on-demand videos and materials to reinforce learning.
  • Extra support with English and Maths if you need it.

What does a learner need to do?

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your trainer for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

The course has nine units you will need to complete for your qualification:

  • Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care settings

Examine the importance of preferred methods of communication; investigate barriers to communication and issues of confidentiality.

  • Principles of Personal Development

Consider the benefits of reflection in your work; examine your own attitudes and beliefs and the benefits of a personal development plan.

  • Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings

This unit gives learners an understanding of inclusion, discrimination and sources of information and support.

  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection

Learn the signs of abuse, actions to take and national policies and agencies in the Safeguarding network.

  • Introduction to Duty of Care

Examine the dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and the rights of an individual to make choices and take acceptable risks.

  • Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker

Navigate relationships in social care settings, understand the scope of the job and develop effective working partnerships.

  • Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings

Understand how person-centred care is at the heart of best practise in adult social care. Investigate consent in a social care context and how to support active participation.

  • Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings

Examine key legislation, policies and the roles of various professionals.

  • Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

Learn good practise for recording, storing and sharing information in a social care setting.


No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification.


Level 2 award from a nationally recognised exam board


The units will be assessed by a combination of centre-designed assessments and online tests. The qualification and units are at pass grade.

I love the flexibility of the course as well as the interesting content. The tutors are great and they help everyone to achieve their goals.

Sajada Begum, Adult Learner, West Midlands

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