​CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

This Level 3 Health and Social Care course from Cache is a fantastic qualification for both new and existing care workers. With the in-depth knowledge of the sector and working in social care that this qualification provides, you will be much better equip for a rewarding role caring for those in the need of care and support.

Study Time: 190 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific
Cache certification fee included on this course Childcare Online Training cert fee included


The Cache Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is a great way for new or existing care workers to achieve certification form one of the worlds most recognisable awarding bodies- Cache. This qualification covers the role of the social care worker, safeguarding, communication, diversity, equality and inclusion, and personal development.

To gain the full Cache Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care you will need to submit, and pass, all of the tutor marked assignments.  There are nine assignments for this course which are marked by your personal tutor and extensive feedback given to help you improve upon your skills.

There is no formal exam and the certification fee is included in the course fees.

For further information, go to: http://www.cache.org.uk. Qualification Code 600/0048/X

See the CACHE Qualification summary for this course here

See the Ofqual Qualification summary for this course here

This course assesses the following criteria:

Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care
Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
Understand Person-centred Approaches in Adult Health and Social Care
Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings
Understand How to Handle Information in Social Care Settings

The course comes to you via our online Moodle platform

You will get full tutor support through our system

You will receive feedback on your assignments from our tutors who are all childcare experts

You will also be given guidance through our Study Guide on how to submit assignments and access your feedback

Postal assignments cannot be accepted for this course

You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

You must have access to the internet and have an up to date internet browser

You must have the use of a computer for studying

To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

All of our students are assigned a personal tutor to guide them through course materials, mark their assignments and assist should students have any queries. Tutors can be contacted at any time throughout a course by sending a direct message within our online learning system.

All of our tutors are childcare experts and have extensive knowledge in Early Years as well as Health and Social Care to give fantastic feedback and help to those learning new skills in the care sector.

Nursery Worker Income

The starting salary for junior or trainee nursery workers is from £10,000 to £14,000 a year, depending on age.

Qualified and experienced nursery workers can earn between £15,000 and £22,000, depending on responsibilities.

Nursery Management Income

Nursery managers can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year.

Deputy nursery managers can earn around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, and nursery room leaders may earn between £14,000 and £18,000 a year.

Primary School Teacher Income

The main salary scale is from £22,023 to £32,187 a year (£27,543 to £37,119 in inner London).

Playworker Income

Full-time playworkers can earn between £12,000 and £20,000 a year. Managerial staff can earn between £25,000 and £30,000 a year.

Childminder Income

The National Childminding Association (now Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) Membership Survey 2012 reported that fees charged by childminders ranged from £3.63 to £5.42 an hour for each child, depending on the area of the country.

*All figures are intended as a guideline only and were taken from the National Careers Service website*