Introduction to Social Care Level 2

Our course code: ST216

Course fee: £375 or from £28 per month

Enrol on this course

Some people need extra care or support – practical or emotional – to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted, this could be due to illness, old age or disability. This Introduction To Social Care course has been designed to provide an introduction and good understanding of the caring profession whether home-based or in a professional care environment.

Designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings. It is flexible to suit all fields of health and social care. With this, you could enter further education, improve your job prospects with an impressive accreditation on your CV.

On this course you will:

  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the role and skills of caring.
  • Have an understanding of the health and safety aspects of care.
  • Have an understanding of the principles of equality in providing care.
  • Develop basic and essential caring skills.

Course
is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is
aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering
social care on a professional basis – See more at:
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Course
is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is
aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering
social care on a professional basis – See more at:
https://www.distance-learning-centre.co.uk/products/212/introduction_to_social_care_course.htm#sthash.aTd9p2Ea.dpuf
Course
is designed to provide an understanding of the role of a carer and is
aimed at people caring in the home setting as well as those entering
social care on a professional basis – See more at:
https://www.distance-learning-centre.co.uk/products/212/introduction_to_social_care_course.htm#sthash.aTd9p2Ea.dpuf

Some people need extra care or support – practical or emotional – to lead an active life and do the everyday things that many of us take for granted, this could be due to illness, old age or disability.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by OFQUAL, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework. ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students. ABC Awards is a brand of the Skills and Education Group Awards, also known as SEG Awards, which is found on the OFQUAL register.

Study Hours

Up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Assessment

Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about ABC here. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Introduction to the Role of the Carer
  • Types of caring roles
  • Who needs care and why
  • A carers role
2: Carers – The Role of the Government
  • Definition of a carer
  • What a carers assessment is
  • How the Government can help
  • The protection of vulnerable adults and children
3: Health and Safety in Care Environments
  • Introduce the Care Quality Commission
  • Health and Safety
  • Risk Assessments
  • Security
4: Valuing People's Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Definitions
  • Different types of discrimination
  • Principles of good practice
  • Discrimination – who is at risk
  • Where to get advice
5: Basic Care Skills
  • Factors to consider
  • Needs
  • The future
  • Working in the caring profession

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.