Recent statistics show that the number of jobs in adult social care was estimated at 1.63 million, but only 1.5 million people fill these available roles. Demand for adult social care is constantly increasing as people who use the services are living longer, meaning there is a rising need for quality providers of care. Have you ever considered how you might contribute to the care of vulnerable adults in society? This course prepares learners for any role within adult social care, in order to ensure the needs of vulnerable people continue to be met. 

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 give a learner 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. 

Course content

This course is split into nine manageable units: 

  • Unit 1: Principles of communication in adult social care settings 
  • Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings 
  • Unit 3: Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 
  • Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 
  • Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 
  • Unit 6: Understand the role of the social care worker 
  • Unit 7: Understand person-centred approaches in adult social care settings 
  • Unit 8: Understand health and safety in social care settings 
  • Unit 9: Understand how to handle information in social care settings 

Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes. 


ETAThis course is run by ETACS. Their courses are free and easy to complete in the comfort of your own home, either via the web or via materials that get sent straight to your door. They are all accredited by NCFE/CACHE. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign up to the course.