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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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Sonia Meakin

Sonia Meakin

A career in midwifery

A feeling of being helpless while her mother lay in a hospital bed was the impetus that Sonia Meakin needed to return to College and start on her nursing training.

Sonia completed an Access to Nursing and Midwifery course at the College and has since progressed to Birmingham City University for a further three years, training to become a midwife.

It’s tough to return to education but Derby College makes it so easy and it is a very structured and supportive environment, which is just what you need.
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