This qualification provides an ideal taster for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners who may want to understand more about working in health and social care. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector.
The qualification covers the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.
This 15-week course is for learners who would like to work in health and social care with individuals who may be vulnerable and/ or require some additional support with tasks of daily living. Subject teachers have industry experience which is shared with learners. This provides a stimulating learning environment and promotes positive learning. The course will also help develop those all-important employability skills that will help you decide on your career path.
You will be interviewed by the subject teachers and should be enthusiastic about working with individuals who may be vulnerable and/or require some additional support with tasks of daily living. You do not need any formal qualifications, although an initial assessment will be completed at the start of the course to check for a level of understanding.
You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including discussions, displays, case studies, presentations and written work. All work is assessed internally by the subject teachers. The course is graded pass / fail.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:
● Diploma in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Level 3 (Advanced)
● Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults), Level 2 (Intermediate)
● Employment opportunities working with adults
● Voluntary roles within health and social care sector