This is a five-week course which will provide an introduction to working in the care sector.
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.
During this course, you will discover:
Throughout the course, you will build up a portfolio of work which will be reviewed by your tutor.
There are no additional costs.
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.
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.