What you'll Learn

This qualification can be used as an introduction to working in adult social care or with children and young people. It covers a variety of areas, including: equality, diversity and inclusion; introduction to the role of a social care worker; health and safety; and awareness of safeguarding and duty of care. To achieve this qualification you will complete a range of optional units and the following mandatory units:
• Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
• Understanding how to handle information in social care settings
• Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.

Ideal If

You are hoping for a career in health and social care or are newly in post. It covers the basic knowledge that you will need and that you can build on. It provides an introduction into the sector.

What to expect

The Delivery of the qualification is done in a classroom based setting at Achievement Training. You will be provided with a detailed course programme. At the centre you will have the opportunity to network with other learners, share practice and access different resources to support your learning including laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.

What next

This qualification can help you get started in a career as a health care assistant and progress onto a level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care.


Full Course Cost = £1,417.00

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 16-18
  • Aged 19+ Employed and earn less than £15,736.50
  • Aged 19+ Unemployed and in receipt of benefits


6 weeks