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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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Cinzia Corleto

Cinzia Corleto

Career change Cinzia revels in ‘intense’ access course

An "intense" Derby College course is helping put former beauty salon worker Cinzia Corleto on the fast track to a dream job.
Cinzia Corleto, 26, has completed an Access to Teaching Higher Education Diploma after following her instincts to switch career to become a primary school teacher.
Now Cinzia, from Bilborough, has started a three year degree programme in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Derby. She then plans to go on to take her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) to enable her to teach in primary schools.
Cinzia said one of the great things about the one year access course was that it speeds up the process of launching her new career rather than taking 'A' levels.
She said circumstances meant she moved around a lot as child and she wants to "give something back" by becoming a teacher.
Cinzia said her studies were stretching her and had boosted her confidence in standing up and addressing a group.
She said:

I loved the Access course. They told to me to expect the most intense year of my life - and they weren't wrong.

"The access course has sped things up for my career. I now have so much more confidence in standing up and talking to a group and I feel I am on the right track to fulfilling my dream of being a teacher.

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