Preparing to work in Health and Social Care

Ref: C2339480

This course is to support you in the preparation to work in the health and social care sector. It will allow you to develop an awareness of the sector as a whole, as well as improving your communication skills. Whilst on the course you will explore different jobs associated with working in caring professions and develop both your personal and social skills.

Course aim

The course aims to teach you the basic skills and give you entry level knowledge required to work in health and social care.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Understand the values and principles of the caring profession.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Learn common instructions used in care homes, including appropriate vocabulary and note taking.
  • Understand confidentiality including safeguarding in adult social care settings.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Preparing to work in Health and Social Care


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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