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Routeway into adult social care

This course prepares you for any role within adult social care, in order to ensure the needs of vulnerable people continue to be met.


In response to COVID-19, we have changed the way we deliver training following guidance Skills for Care: COVID-19 - Essential training.

We will now offer training in a range of ways using digital resources where possible. We continue to offer a range of distance learning courses.

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Who the course is for

This qualification is suitable for those who are looking to work in, or widen their knowledge of, the adult social care sector. The course will develop your knowledge of the responsibilities of adult social care workers, the diverse needs of the people using the services, and other important factors such as abuse and safeguarding. 

What you will learn

The course will cover the following and include accredited qualifications:

  • Level 1 - Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care which covers employability and personal development including interview skills and preparation for work
  • Level 2 Food Safety
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Elements of the Care Certificate
  • Free DBS

At the end of the course you will be guaranteed an interview with a Health and Social Care provider.

How you will learn

In response to COVID-19, we have changed the way we deliver training following guidance Skills for Care: Essential training.

Where appropriate we will offer classroom-based training supplemented by home study and e-learning supported by our tutors.  You will be assessed by your tutor using a variety of methods including, portfolio of evidence, written assignments and an independent study task. There are no exams - just assessments!


  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the social care sector. 
  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development.
  • Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.
  • Employment opportunities with a guaranteed interview with local care providers.

Course starting dates and times

VenueDayTimeStart DateEnd DateNo of weeks
Spennymoor Youth and Community CentreTuesday and Wednesday9.30am to 3.30pm15/09/202021/10/20206
Newton Aycliffe Youth and Community CentreTuesday and Wednesday9.30am to 3.30pm03/11/202009/12/20206
Contact us
County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Crook Council Offices
  • Crook
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL15 9ES
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