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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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Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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