Get into working in: Health & Social Care

Ref: C3533053

This session is designed to give you an overview of the jobs roles within Health & Social Care, by giving you examples of what a typical day working in this sector looks like. The session is delivered by a tutor who has real life experience of working in the Health & Social Care sector, and during the session they will identify and explain what skills, experience (if any) and personal qualities are desired by employers with the sector. The tutor will also identify the transferable skills that can be used to enter the job sector, as well as an overview of expected salaries, working hours and progression routes with the sector. There will be tips on where to search for vacancies within the sector, and also how to go about gaining voluntary experience in the sector. Overall, you will come away from this session with a deeper knowledge of the sector, which will you help decided if this sector is one you may wish to explore working within.

Course aim

The aim of this session is to give you an overview of the Health & Social Care job sector, and the job roles within it, so you can begin to think about if this a job sector you feel you could work within.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify the main job titles within the job sector.
  • Have knowledge of what a day in the life of working in the job sector might look like.
  • Identify what skills, personal qualities and experience is valued within the job sector.
  • List the transferable skills that can be used to enter the job sector.
  • Identify where to look to vacancies in the job area.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a pen and a notebook so that you can make notes, get great ideas from others on the course and find inspiration

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Get into working in: Health & Social Care

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This course has been cancelled.

Conditions

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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