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.
After studying Childcare at Derby College, Jane Finch was originally unable to follow her dream of gaining social work qualifications because she needed to support her family. But, nearly 20 years later, the mum-of-seven took the plunge and returned to College on an Access to Social Work course.
It paved the way for her to gain a degree from Nottingham Trent University and she now works for Derbyshire County Council as a Child Protection Social Worker, helping families make positive changes in their lives.
I was not in a position to continue my education as a teenager but I’m so glad that I have now pursued my dream of becoming a qualified social worker. When you return to education, you become hungry for more: my life and career are going from strength to strength since I went back to Derby College.