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Overview

This course is for students who are interested in health and social care including adult and child care development and developing independent living skills. Students will spend part of the course visiting care homes and/or child care provisions to see what a real life working environment in care is like

Students will gain skills and knowledge to develop, improve confidence and how to gain work experience in the care sector

Our friendly, specialist staff will offer the extra encouragement that may be needed as students start the next stage of learning. Students will be fully supervised during any external visits.

Course description

Students will study a Certificate in Employability and Development Skills, as well as maths and English to build the skills needed for improving independence on the next step in their career pathway.

Students can also take part in visiting care provisions to experience different types of care for older and younger people, local trips and visits, along with other enrichment activities within the College to build confidence and develop social skills.

Students will study a Certificate in Employability and Development Skills, as well as maths and English to build the skills needed for improving independence on the next step in their career pathway.

As part of the programme, they will also focus on health and wellbeing and how this can support physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing, caring for others.

What areas will I study?

  • Improve skills in living independently
  • Improve skills in understanding the care sector
  • Preparation in employability and development skills
  • Preparation for functional maths and English, which may lead to Functional Skills qualifications Improve healthy lifestyles for yourself and people in care, health and well-being for you and others you may care for Health and safety in the workplace

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2022, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2022, 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+ September 2022, 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.