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This course is designed for 19+ adults who are unemployed, on low income (less than £23,302.50) or on benefits.

The Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the Adult Care Sector.

You will be supported by 1-to-1 careers advise sessions and initial advice and guidance will help you to seek and gain employment after the course.


This is a 2 week course on which you will attend 5 days a week from 10am-3:30pm each day.

Start dates:

We have many start dates throughout the year for this course. Apply now to be contacted about the next date.

This course will lead to:

  • Employment prospects
  • Apprenticeships
  • Further education

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • Resident of Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Enfield, Tower Hamlets or Stratford
  • Unemployed, on low income (less than £23,302.50) or on benefits
  • Eligible to work and live in the UK

We will require:

  • Proof of ID
  • Proof of address (separate to your ID)

This course consists of the following modules:

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care:

  • Introduction to the Adult Social Care Sector
  • Awareness of the Skills and Attitudes needed to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Awareness of Communication in Adult Social Care
  • Awareness of the Roles and Responsibilities of the Adult Social Care Worker
  • Introduction to the Values and Principles of Adult Social Care

You will be assessed via:

  • Portfolio assessment
  • Activity assessment

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