Adult Social Care Pathway 

What are the WEA Pathways and how can they help your organisation?

  • Are you looking for an adult educational provider to deliver training? 
  • Does your organisation work with communities?
  • Are you involved in adult education, lifelong learning and/or upskilling adults?

At the WEA we work in partnership with hundreds of community organisations, employers and trade unions across England and Scotland -delivering adult education ‘within reach’ of local communities.

The WEA pathways have been developed as our new partner programme offering a range of courses tailored to suit you. 

We can run tasters which give you a flavour of the WEA organisation and student learning experience with the opportunity to work with us further with our WEA Pathways. 

We deliver these tasters in partnership with local councils and care providers.

The Adult Social Care Pathway provides opportunities for people to find out about different types of care work. Students have the opportunity to explore wider health issues in the community and to prepare themselves for working in health-related jobs.

The Get Started range of courses and tasters aim to build confidence and self-esteem. Students can move to the Develop range of courses. Some students may wish to start at the Develop stage.

Get Started with our tasters

  • What is care work? 
  • Introduction to dementia 
  • Working with vulnerable adults
  • Introduction to learning disabilities 

Develop your skills further with our courses 

  • Introduction to working with vulnerable adults – 9 hours: For anyone who wants to work with adults in voluntary or charity sectors
  • Introduction to working in healthcare, adult care and childcare  – 27 hours: Discover the values, principles, skills and attitudes required for working in health, adult care and childcare
  • Introduction to health and safety- 18 hours: Find out about health and safety regulations and how to implement them in the workplace

The above 3 introductory courses can be studied as stand-alone units (non-accredited) or together for a level 1 City and Guilds Award in Employability (54 hours )

  • L1 Cache Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care – 60 hours: This course provides students with an insight into the adult social care sector. Students will achieve a recognised industry care level 1 qualification

Moving On

  • L2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care – 179 hours:  This course provides students with basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
  • Confidence to study -26 hours: Identify key study skills for further study at level 3 and above.

Interested in the Adult Social Care Pathway? Complete the form below to get updates about its related courses or find out more about this pathway by downloading our adult and social care leaflet.

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