This qualification assesses knowledge and skills relating to the health and social care workforce.
It is relevant to job roles such as:
• Senior care assistants/support workers/key workers in residential setting/in domiciliary service/in day services
• Senior healthcare assistants/support workers in community and primary car environments/in acute health environments
• Senior support workers in supported living projects
• Community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers, including those working in specialist areas e.g. Dementia and learning disabilities
• Personal assistants employed directly by the individual they support or their families
• Emerging new types of workers and multiple disciplinary health roles crossing traditional service barriers and delivery models
• Personal development
• Equality and inclusion
• The role of the health and social care worker
• Person centred approaches in health and social care
You must already be working in a paid or voluntary capacity in a health and social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week. You will also need to complete an initial assessment of your numeracy and literacy skills.
You could progress within your chosen career to a more senior role or you may continue to a higher education course or qualification.
This course is part of the government funded Lifelong Learning Guarantee and is available free of charge to adult learners aged 19+ without a first full level 3 qualification.
See the West Midlands Combined Authority website for full eligibility criteria here.
Please contact our admissions team for the cost if you do not meet the criteria and we will confirm the fee.