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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 20

Hours: 1.00

Start: 15/01/2018

Days / Times: Wednesday 18:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 811.00*

24+ Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is suitable for those who are wishing to change career or move into employment after a career break. It will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to prepare for employment in the social care sector. If you are new to working in the sector, it will provide personal and career development opportunities.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, you will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of written English in order to complete the qualification.

Course Content

You will study the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Personal development
  • Role of the social care worker
  • Handling information
  • Health and safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of care
  • Person-centred approach

How will I be assessed?

You will produce a portfolio of evidence which will be assessed by your tutor. The course is a combination of taught sessions and distance learning.

The class will run for 2 hours per week, every other week. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care

Careers

You can advance in a variety of roles within the sector, such as Health Care Assistant or Support Worker

 

 

* 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.
**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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