How to grow your career with the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate

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The new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate, due to launch in early Summer 2024, has been developed by the Department of Health and Social Care (in conjunction with Skills for Care) to elevate the skill set and career opportunities of people working in an adult social care role. 

In this article, we’ll explore how the new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate can help you grow and flourish in your career within the adult social care sector.

Enhance your skills and knowledge

The new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification is designed to equip you with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to excel in an adult social care role. You’ll have the opportunity to expand your understanding of crucial topics like nutrition and hydration, mental health, safeguarding adults and learning disabilities and autism, enabling you to provide the very best quality of care and support to the individuals you care for, and care confidently.

Boost your employability

By enhancing your skill set, you’ll not only be able to care confidently, but unlock new career opportunities too. In today’s competitive job market, having a recognised qualification can significantly enhance your employability and set you apart from other candidates by demonstrating your commitment to excellence in the adult social care field.

Unlike the existing Care Certificate, the new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate is accredited and nationally recognised. That means you won’t have to repeat the training for this qualification when you move jobs – saving you and your new employer precious time and money, and making it a valuable asset to your CV. 

Unlock further training opportunities

The Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate is the first step on the Care Workforce Pathway, designed to provide adult social care professionals with a recognised qualification pathway to develop themselves and their careers. With this qualification under your belt, you’ll be in a great position to pursue more advanced training, specialised roles and even leadership positions within the adult social care sector.

You may choose to acquire further qualifications such as:

  • Other level 2 vocational and competence-based qualifications in health and social care
  • Level 3 qualifications in health and social care
  • Academic and technical qualifications like A-Levels and Apprenticeships
  • Other specialist qualifications. 

 

Whatever your ambition, the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate provides a solid foundation upon which to build your career.

Demonstrate commitment to your development

By investing time in developing your professional skills you’re signalling to your current and potential employers that you’re committed to continuously learning and improving yourself. 

You’ll show them that you take your career seriously, and are dedicated to honing your skills and knowledge to provide the best possible care to service users. That commitment not only benefits you, but the organisation you work for, and it’s far more likely that they will make the commitment to invest in you too. 

Make a positive impact

At its core, a career in adult social care is about making a difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals and supporting them to live fulfilling and independent lives. And by pursuing the Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate and developing your skills and confidence in the sector, you’ll be able to provide the very best quality of care you can, positively impacting those who rely on your support. Knowing that your work has a meaningful impact is incredibly rewarding, making your career all the more fulfilling and meaningful.

Really, the new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate isn’t just a qualification – it’s a catalyst for personal and professional growth within the adult social care sector and a step towards a more fulfilling career.

So what are you waiting for? 

Discover FuturU’s new Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification

We’re excited to be developing one of the first Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualifications, subject to Ofqual approval. 

There’s plenty of reasons to learn with FuturU:

1. Learn online, anytime and anywhere

Our digital-first approach means you can access our training on-demand and on the go, via your phone, tablet or computer

2. Story-led and scenario based

Real world care doesn’t happen in units. That’s why our scenario based learning mimics real life situations, so you’re better equipped to handle them right first time, and every time

3. A whole world of learning

When you join FuturU, you’ll unlock more than 100 training courses for health and social care professionals, many of which are CPD accredited. 

Interested to learn more about FuturU’s Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification? Watch back a recording of the introductory webinar we held for learners

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And don’t forget to join our waitlist to stay updated on the latest news on FuturU’s Level 2 Adult Social Care Certificate qualification. 

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