Introduction to Working in Care

Ref: C2423318

Understanding the key features of good and outstanding services is important to anyone who is considering a job role within the Care sector. This ensures that staff are equipped with the right knowledge, values and tools to enable them to deliver high-quality care. This course will give you a brief overview of the 15 Care standards that are covered in the Care Certificate (an identified set of standards that health and care professionals adhere to in their daily working life, recognised by the Quality Care Commission). Get ahead in your applications, interviews and new role by understanding what is expected when employed within adult social care.

Additional information about this course

There is no fee to learners as this is an Employability course

Course aim

This course will help you to understand the agreed set of Care Standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of privacy and dignity in a care setting.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities that are key when considering a job role within the Care sector
  • Discuss how to safeguard yourself and others within a job role within the Care sector
  • Define person-centred care and explain its value.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

An internet connection, email address and the ability to follow links. It would be helpful if you can log into our online learning platform before the course to familiarise yourself with it.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Introduction to Working in Care

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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