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Level: 0

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 7

Hours: 3.00

Start: 01/03/2019

Days / Times: Friday 09:00 to 12:00

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a five-week course which will provide an introduction to working in the care sector.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. It is designed to give you an insight into the sector in order to make informed career choices.

Course Content

During this course, you will discover:

  • What the care sector is
  • What skills and attitudes are needed to work in the care sector
  • An awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the social care worker

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course, you will build up a portfolio of work which will be reviewed by your tutor.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

On completion of this course, there is a wide range of further study options for you to consider and you will receive support at the end of your course to decide on your next steps.  You may want to try one of our other unaccredited short courses such as Basic First Aid, Paediatric First Aid, Healthy Eating or Helping Your Child.

You may also want to consider progression to an accredited specialist qualification such as a Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (Distance Learning), a Diploma in Care (Work Based Learning) or an Apprenticeship.


This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in social care and will better equip you to be successful at interview.


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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Steven Rimmer

Steven Rimmer

Access course gives lecturer Steven more than a sporting chance

When access learner and sports fan Steven Rimmer joined Derby College’s access course in Ilkeston, he quickly knew he wanted to be a lecturer one day. Now three years on he’s not only lecturing but is also shortly to have his research work on boxers’ nutrition published in a leading sports science journal.A former footballer who almost turned professional, Steven is pleased that his love of sport has led to an academic career.

Derby College has shown me that I am academic and suited to a teaching career. I want to emulate those lecturers who taught me on my access course and help other people like me get the chance to go on to university.

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