Step Into Health & Social Care

Ref: C2526516

This course will provide an introduction to the Care Certificate Workbook (Skills for Care). You will complete some criteria from the workbook. You will be supported and guided along the way so that achieving a job in the Care Sector can be a reality not just a dream. By the end of the course you will have increased your confidence significantly in relation to the care sector. A range of interesting topics related to the care sector are included. The Zoom sessions will use videos and brief PowerPoint presentations to provide you with the knowledge required for each element of the course. With this course you can choose to be supported by our WEA Mentor who can give you individual one to one support outside of the course if you need it. We can guide you through every step to help you to apply for jobs and prepare you for interviews.

Additional information about this course

This course is funded by Tees Valley Combined Authority for the residents of Tees Valley. It aims to support people into employment within the Care Sector.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the Care Certificate Workbook (Skills for Care), and give participants the opportunity to part complete some criteria from the workbook and apply for work in the care sector.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify the role of a health and social care worker
  • Identify the importance of duty of care and how it contributes to safe practice
  • Identify how to work in a person-centred way
  • Identify how to prevent the spread of infection
  • Identify the principles of privacy and dignity in care, including understanding the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • * The friendly tutor who is a specialist in this area will help you to enjoy this topic and develop your confidence * You can choose to be supported by our WEA Mentor who can give you individual one to one support outside of the course if you need it.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Why not get an accredited certificate and progress on to the WEA Level 1 Mental Health awareness course which starts in February (1/2-9/2 Mon-Wed). For more information speak to your one-to-one mentor on this course.

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Step Into Health & Social Care

Conditions

This course is funded by the Tees Valley 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 2020
  • 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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