Health and Social Care Courses

Caring for vulnerable people with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect
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Working in healthcare you can be sure that you’ll make a difference in people’s lives. It can be a deeply rewarding sector to work in. But, demanding too.

You might find yourself working in the NHS, private healthcare or charitable sector. Wherever you’re working a caring personality is an essential ingredient for success. You have a duty of care to safeguard and care for vulnerable people; their health and wellbeing rely on your skills, knowledge and behaviour, that’s a lot of responsibility.

Our career-focused courses and programmes

Study Programmes

This is the first step for school leavers, aged 16-19. You will work towards a qualification whilst building on employability skills, receive personal and professional development and achieve the level of Maths and English required.

 

L1 Award/Certificate/ Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Career options:

  • Care Worker
  • Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Midwife

Course locations:

  • Bury
  • Doncaster
  • Leeds
  • Lincoln

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This Study Programme will provide you with basic knowledge and awareness of working in n health, social care and children and young people’s settings including the roles played by workers.

You will also gain knowledge in more specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss and mental health. This qualification will not lead directly to employment but does provide a starting point for you to decide whether further learning and/or a career in health, social care and/or children and young people’s settings are right for you.

What will I learn

  • Understanding communication and person-centred approaches
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding, protection and duty of care
  • Human growth and development
  • Introduction to mental health
  • Healthy lifestyle

L2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Career options:

  • Care Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Midwife

Course locations:

  • Bury
  • Doncaster
  • Leeds
  • Lincoln

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This Study Programme will provide you with an insightful introduction and will help you develop your knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to work in the adult social care sector.

What will I learn:

  • Developing communication skills
  • Using reflective practice for personal development
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Identifying different types of abuse, signs and symptoms of abuse, and
  • methods to safeguard individuals
  • Duty of care, and awareness of dilemmas or complaints
  • Person-centred support is a fundamental principle of social care
  • Health and safety
  • Good practice in recording, storing and sharing information

Traineeship

Our Health and Social Care Traineeships are a great way for 16-24 year olds to develop first-hand experience of working within an adult social care or in children and young people's settings. You’ll also get essential work preparation training and work on your maths and English if required.

 

Health and Social Care Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are simply jobs with training. You typically receive training to support your career 1 day a week. You get paid, gain a qualification as well as valuable skills and experience. Anyone between the ages of 16-65 can apply to become an apprentice.

 

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Duration:
12 months

Work in:

  • Client’s home
  • Day care centres
  • Residential and nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • In the private, public or charitable sectors.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

Full specification:
Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship Standard

Adult Care Workers provide frontline care for vulnerable adults within their own homes, daycare centres, residential and nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

Working in a caring profession, with vulnerable people, demands the right skills and behaviours. You must be caring, compassionate, committed and responsible. For the right person, this can be a rewarding career. The care you provide must be delivered with kindness, consideration, dignity and respect.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 12 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern caring profession. Designed by: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Barchester Healthcare and Hertfordshire County Council (to name a few).

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

Duration:
18 months

Work in:

  • Client’s home
  • Residential and nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • In the private, public or charitable sectors.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

Full specification:
Lead Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship Standard

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Duration:
18 months

Work in:

  • Client’s home
  • Residential and nursing homes
  • Healthcare settings
  • In the private, public or charitable sectors.

Good to know:
Apprenticeship Standard

Full specification:
Leader in Adult Care, Apprenticeship Standard

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