Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care - CG Level 2 Certificate

Level 2

Course options

Course Open
Course option 1
Admissions code H1c048/15
Start dateFebruary 2016
Length of course20 weeks
Course modePart-time Day
Costs 16-18
19+ Concessions
19+ Reduced fee
19+ Standard fee
19-23 Concessions
19-23 Reduced fee
19-23 Standard fee
24+ (Loan available)
International fee
Course Open
Course option 2
Admissions code H1C048/16
Start dateSeptember 2016
Length of course1 year
Course modePart time day
Costs 16-18
19+ Concessions
19+ Reduced fee
19+ Standard fee
19-23 Concessions
19-23 Reduced fee
19-23 Standard fee
24+ (Loan available)
International fee

This course is ideal for learners just starting their career in health and social care or those that are new to this field.  You will gain the relevant knowledge to build upon for further qualification at either level 2 or level 3.

You will study the following topics:

  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Personal development
  • Role of the Social Worker
  • Handling Information
  • Health and Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of Care
  • Person centred approaches 


These qualifications provide pathways into the sector of Adult Social Care for a number of individuals, from school leavers to people returning to work after a career break and those seeking work.


You will be required to complete a College initial and diagnostic assessment and have an interview.

In the assessment you will need to achieve a minimum of Level 1 in English or Maths.

You will be expected to have 4 GCSEs at D grade or above, or an equivalent vocational qualification at Level 1.

If you are interested in applying for this course please apply online and we will contact you as soon as possible to invite you in for an interview.

Alternatively please download a pdf copy of our Application Form.

If you are currently at school please make sure you print off a School Reference Request Form and give it to your teacher or equivalent.

You can also e-mail or call 020 7501 5000 for a hard copy of the application form.

For more information please call our Course Advice and Information Service on 020 7501 5000.

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