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Level: 0

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 2.75

Start: 26/03/2019

Days / Times: Tuesday 09:30 to 16:00

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This is a one-day course offering a basic introduction to the care sector. It is suitable for anyone who is thinking about a career in the care professions.

Entry requirements

None

Course Content

You will find out what 'a day in the life' of a care worker would be like. You will also explore different care roles and gain an understanding of the skills and qualities you need to work in the sector.

How will I be assessed?

There will be no formal assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could progress to a Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

 

Careers

You could consider applying for roles such as care assistant, support worker or other posts within the sector.

 

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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 Roundhouse Campus

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Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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