Professional Courses
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

What will you learn on the course?

This qualification covers a range of key areas applicable to working in adult social care. It allows learners to develop their skills in creating better preventative care and reinforcing the importance of inclusion, communication and personal development.

  • The importance of communication

  • The concepts of personal development and reflective practice

  • The concepts of inclusion

  • How to identify the signs and symptoms of different types of abuse

  • How to address complaints that may arise where there is duty of care

  • The understanding of person-centred support

  • The understanding of health and safety in a social care setting

  • How to promote good practice in recording, sharing and storing information

Who is this course for?

The Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care course is ideal for those who work, or are interested in working with adults in a care setting. It allows learners to develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding in areas including equality and diversity, inclusion, best practice and personal development.

Facilities and Support?

Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors

Entry Requirements

The learner must be 19 years or older on the first day of the course, be living in the UK and have lived in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for three years before starting the course.

If you are paying the course in full then the residency requirements do not apply.

Assessment Method


Progression Opportunities

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge to either progress within the same sector or start a new career in the sector.

Study Methods

No need to attend a classroom as the course is delivered through a flexible learning model, meaning convenient learning to suit you.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.