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CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Title:

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Course Number:

LRNR A20861


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Level 2


Anne Booth

Start Date:

20 April 2021

End Date:

20 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 09:30 and 12:00
Tuesday between 12:30 and 15:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 12 and 18 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

Please be aware that in order to ensure learners safety and maintain social distancing this course will be delivered as a mixture of face to face and distance learning.

Your tutor will explain exactly how this will work for your class prior to the course starting but this is likely to include:

  • Classroom based discussion, tutor support and skills practice
  • Accessing online resources
  • Independent study from home

Total Learning Hours: 85

What will I be learning?

On this course you will learn about:

  • The role of the social care worker
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Health and safety
  • Sensitive handling of information
  • Principles of communication
  • Duty of care
  • Diversity equality and inclusion
  • Safeguarding and Protection

Does the course lead to a qualification?


NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care

What does the course involve?

On the course you will:

  • Have lectures on various topics
  • Take part in discussions and group work
  • Complete worksheets and assignments
  • Go on visits
  • Have presentations from visiting speakers

This course does not have an exam. At the end of each unit you will be set an assignment by tutors; this may be an essay, booklet to complete or practical task which will be assessed by your tutor. During the course you will collect a folder of evidence to show that you have achieved the required criteria.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who is thinking about working in the adult social care sector

What do I need to bring?

  • Folder
  • Pen
  • A4 writing pad
  • Dividers

Are there any additional costs?

There is an exam fee of £64

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

The tutor will mark your work and tell you if the work has met the criteria. If your work has not met the criteria the tutor will tell you what else you need to do and you will be able to make changes and resubmit the piece of work. To pass the course and achieve the qualification you will need to pass all units.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact enquiries on 01332 956565 or email  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot


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01332 956370


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