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Level: 1

Location: Remote Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 6

Hours: 1.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

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Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification develops a basic knowledge of the adult social care sector. It covers the type of job roles and services within the sector, the role of communication and the importance of valuing the individuals being cared for. It is suitable for anyone who is thinking about a career in adult health and social care.

It is a distance learning course, so you will be able to work flexibly at your convenience.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Course Content

You will complete the following units:

  • Introduction to the adult social care sector
  • Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care
  • Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in the sector
  • Awareness of communication in adult social care
  • Awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the adult social care worker

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods and you will have to complete a workbook of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can consider the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Careers

You can advance your career in roles such as:

  • Health Care Assistant
  • Support Worker

 

 

 

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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.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Employer academy prepared Michael for his future career

Health care assistant Michael Smith has recently completed his apprenticeship and is already “a really valuable” team member on ward 206 at the Royal Derby Hospital.        
 
Michael, 21, took levels two and three in Health and Social Care at the Roundhouse, where he also gained valuable work experience through the innovative Employer Academy run in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.        
 
This voluntary work helped him secure clinical apprenticeship role with the Trust.      
 
Michael trained on orthopaedic Ward 206 and was supported academically throughout his apprenticeship by DCG.          
 
He is now a qualified Health Care Assistant on the ward – following in the footsteps of his mum and brother.          
 
Michael said: “I’m happy as an HCA, but in future I may look at becoming a nurse practitioner or physiotherapist.”          
 
Senior Ward Sister Lynsey Heald described Michael as “a really valuable member of the team” and said his college study programme and work experience through the Employer Academy helped prepare him for the ward.          
 
She added: “He’s really hard working and he’s got a lovely way with the patients, and he gets on really well with the team.          
 
“Doing the health and social care courses really helped because he knew what to expect. They become a bit more confident, as well. We’ve got a recent new apprentice and Michael’s really taken her under his wing.”

I like caring for people, I’m enjoying the job and I really like the team. I’d recommend it.

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