This course will introduce you to caring and working with both children and adults. It will allow you to develop a basic knowledge and understanding of the care sector.
Work experience will be included for suitable candidates.
This course usually takes place over 3 days per week.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.
Over the course of the year you will study a range of modules including:
- Introduction to the Caring Sector
- Keeping children and adults safe
- Promoting healthy eating and care
- Creative and leisure activities
- Communication skills
- Physical and emotional needs
You will develop your communication and employability skills in preparation to work in the care sector.
A variety of types of assessment will be used. These include blogs, creating leaflets, posters and presentations.
Role play will be a key form of assessment to support communication skills.
There are no formal entry requirements. This course is suitable for 16-19 year olds or adult returners, who are interested in working with children and adults and can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to the programme.
It is also advisable to have a check completed by the Disclosure and Barring service. This does not mean that if you have any previous convictions or warnings that you will not be able to join this programme, but an assessment will be completed as to your suitability to progress on to the programme. Please discuss with us in confidence if you have concerns about the content of your check.
After Your Course
Once you have achieved this course you may be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development or a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. A tutor reference along with good attendance and punctuality will be required for progression.
Alternatively, you could progress into employment and gain an apprenticeship.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course