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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is aimed at people who are considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people. The course aims to develop a basic knowledge of the health and social care sector and explore the types of jobs roles and services within it.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will complete five units:
    • Introduction to the adult social care sector
    • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
    • Awareness of skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care
    • Awareness of communication in adult social care
    • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of adult social care workers
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements but you must have an interest pursuing a career in the health and social care sector. You must be over 19 years of age.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will complete a portfolio showing that you have met all the criteria for each unit . You will be required to write tasks and complete activities for each unit. There is no work placement needed for this course.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Not at this point
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Contact the person named later on this sheet for an application form. You will then be invited in for an interview with the tutor.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £96.00
    Other fees: £50.00
  • Future opportunities

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    You can progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) providing you are in a suitable job or voluntary role.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    09:30 - 12:30
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    8 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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