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Overview

No matter what role you start in, or where you are in your career path, there are always opportunities to develop and progress in social care.

This course will help you gain practical knowledge about jobs in the care industry and also help you to develop an understanding of the skills needed when entering employment in this area. You will be introduced to the role of a carer and different career options in this area of work.

Course description

Social care is changing to meet the needs of an ageing population and people are living longer with more complex conditions. This means that care organisations are working in new ways, creating lots of new and exciting job roles.

This course is practical and work related, and you will study units and projects that reflect this. Industry visits and potential work experience placements will further enhance your learning and practical application of skills. Our experienced tutors will provide excellent support and guidance along the way.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Self assessment
  • Career progression
  • Health and social care needs
  • Communication skills with children
  • Creative and leisure activities for adults in health and social care
  • Promoting healthy eating in care
  • Job opportunities in health and social care
  • Functional Skills maths, English and ICT
  • Caring for children

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £900.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

Student satisfaction

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Satisfaction comment Recommendation comment
I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends