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Course overview

During the course you will produce a portfolio of work towards the Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Open College Network West Midlands).

On this course, you will learn about:

  • The adult social care sector
  • Roles and responsibilities in adult social care
  • Communication skills that are needed in adult social care
  • The importance of record keeping in adult social care
  • The values and principles of adult social care

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at information session to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Upon successful completion of the qualification you may progress into employment or explore further learning opportunities around social care


Session details

You must attend the information session where we will provide further information about the course. 

Places are limited and registering your interest and attending the information session does not guarantee a place on the course.

Eligibility criteria

Learners must be aged 19 or over to be eligible for this course.

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary


You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.


If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government and you will be required to make a contribution of £168. We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £16,009.50 per year but still cannot afford to pay for course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.   Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

Venue and accessibility

Sir John Bayley Social Club is based in Wellington. The venue has car parking available and wheelchair access at back of building.

Address: 23 Haygate Road, Wellington, TF1 1QX Telford
Phone: 01952 278352


Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM)

After the course

Learners who want to progress further in Adult Social Care may need a Level 2 qualification in English and maths. We offer Functional Skills English and maths courses  at entry and advanced levels in community venues. We also offer other Open College Network West Midlands courses so please search the website for more details.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

Learn Telford Telford & Wrekin Council Wellington Civic & Leisure Centre 2nd Floor Telford TF2 2FH