The course consists of mandatory units and a selection of optional units that will be matched to your job role.
Topics include: Communication, Health and Safety, Laws and legislation, Responsibilities, Policies and Procedures for the Sector, Role of a Care Worker, Equality & Diversity, Adult Safeguarding, Duty of Care, Handling of Information, Infection Control, Professional Development.
What else do I need to know?
A DBS is required.
Learners will need to be in employment, a supporting role or volunteer for 15 hours a week or more. This also includes direct payment support workers, volunteers and people who are in a caring role with family members etc.
Learners will have an interview which will enable us to discuss your individual learner needs, course content and career prospects. Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.
The course is ideal for those with an interest in the Health & Social Care Sector and maybe considering a change in career or already working within the environment.
Good level of maths and English required.
Entry is by interview, where your individual needs and career prospects will be discussed. A paid or voluntary workplace must be in place to start this course.
How is it assessed?
Assessment is through observation of performance in the workplace, knowledge and understanding you show through written/oral questioning and assignments and an e-portfolio of supporting evidence is also collated.
What financial support is on offer?
Courses with a duration over 12 weeks and costing in excess of £150 (including exam fees) can be paid for in instalments over the duration of the course or one year (whichever is shorter). While the College can not guarantee this arrangement in every case, we will do our best to accommodate requests to pay by instalments. In order to pay by instalments you must come into the college, we cannot take payment online.
What can I do next?
Level 3 Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care or progression on to an advanced apprenticeship within the sector.There are further Level 2 certificates that you may progress to, which include: mental health problems, dementia care, infection control, care planning, autism, learning disabilities, equality and diversity, nutrition.
How do I find out more?
Complete an on-line application form to be invited in for an interview
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