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CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care – RQF

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Do you have an interest in caring for people? Is your desired career to become an adult social carer? With this course you can learn about just that, from home!

  • Fully recognised CACHE qualification.
  • Learn how to communicate to older adults in social care.
  • Understand the terms equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Study how you can help someone’s personal development.
  • Explore the role of the social carer and define their duties.
  • Understand the health and safety legislation that is put in place for people in social care.
  • Understand the different person-centred approaches.
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course.

Course overview

This Level 3 certificate will give you the chance to develop skills and knowledge in preparing to work in adult social care.

Learn how to handle information and explain the use of safeguarding in social care with this course. Explore the duty of care for someone that works in social care!

Course Duration

Up to 12 months

Study Hours

Approximately 190 hours

Course Outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course


Tutor-marked portfolio of evidence

Course content

Extra info

Supporting others

This course is assessed using a portfolio of evidence. This will be sent to your tutor to be marked. No external examination is required. You will have to do some of your own research.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 190 hours of learning time. You will have 1 year to complete this course, which is more than enough time!

This means you can work at your own pace – how fast you work through the course is completely up to you! You will have no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with so you can spread your workload across the year, fitting your course around your busy schedule.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the course, you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

Awarding Body

CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.

CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.

Once you have enrolled on your CACHE course, you will be entitled to access the CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years. Please contact our Student Support team for further information on 0330 563100. CACHE Alumni is a Professional Membership Network for those who work in the CACHE industries, providing valuable resources and advice for professional studying towards/with a CACHE qualification.


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