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Introduction to Social Care Level 2

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

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

Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: ST216

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.

Study Hours

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

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 a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

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.

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.
Section 1
Introduction to the Role of the Carer
  • Types of caring roles
  • Who needs care and why
  • A carers role

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.

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.

To help my nan and decide my future
Amy Lee

I am still at school, but have started on this course because recently my nan died and she needed extra help that me or any of my family knew how to give. I have decided I want to go into the caring profession, but not nursing and so my parents and I thought this would be a good option for me to know what route I later want to take. They even paid for it for me. It is hard as I am studying for school already but I just dedicate a couple of hours at the weekend to this – I do it because I want to do it and wish I could do it at school instead of French or art.

This works so well for me
Lizzie hayward

Studying a subject that I have always felt passionate about, in my own time, in my own space, in my own way!