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Preparing to Work in the Adult Care Sector Certificate Level 2 at Bradford College

Course description

This is a popular, practical, work-related course where you will learn by completing projects and assignments as well as undertaking a work placement on two block weeks. Placements can be anywhere in the Bradford district and you will have to be prepared to travel to experience a range of health care settings.


Course content

You will study a variety of Units to prepare you for working in the adult social care sector.

These could include:

  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • The Role of the Health and Social Care worker
  • Person-centred Approaches
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Supporting People to Eat and Drink.

During the course you will be required to complete a two week block placement.

Entry requirements

You should be at least 14 years old.

You should have GCSE English Language (minimum Grade D/E) and Mathematics (minimum Grade D/E). (Level 1/ Entry 3 Functional skills will be accepted)

A satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and interview are required.


Each Unit is assessed through a unit assignment or placement observation. Tasks within these assignments vary and you will be assessed using methods such as: written work, posters, verbal questioning and role play.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may be eligible to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care or the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care dependent upon GCSE qualifications.

Further information

During your course, you should successfully complete a period of work experience. This should be integrated into your work on the programme. During your placements, you will be visited by our Placement Visiting Tutor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bradford College directly.

Last updated date: 15 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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