Who is the course for?
The course is designed to provide an introduction to working in the care sector with people of all ages as well as building confidence and developing general employment skills. Learners will gain an overview of key skills and areas of knowledge in order to inform further study and/or employment choices in the care sector.
Do I need any formal qualifications?
You don't need any formal qualifications to join this course, however you will need to have good communication skills and a strong interest in working with people in care settings. DBS clearance and references required.
What will I study on the course?
You will learn the important aspects of caring for children and also adults of different ages and with learning disabilities. You will spend time visiting work settings such as schools and care homes and you will also undertake a two week work placement.
You will take part in practical activities, plan trips and visits and take part in voluntary community-based activities to develop your independent learning. Ideal if you would like to train and prepare for a career working with children and young people or in health and social care.