Introduction to working with vulnerable adults - Pathways

Ref: C3844936

What do we mean when we say "vulnerable adult”? Who in our community is vulnerable, who is responsible for them and how can we keep them safe from harm? This course explores who in our community might be considered a vulnerable adult and what services may be available to them. It explores the opportunities available in the community to get involved in working with Vulnerable Adults either on a voluntary basis or paid.

Course aim

The course aims to develop understanding of the term "Vulnerable adult" and voluntary and community organisations responsibilities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • A willing to understand the values, principals, skills and attitudes needed to work with vulnerable adults is essential.

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

  • Explain what is meant by the term "vulnerable adult"
  • Identify what is meant by abuse
  • Recognise how to minimise abuse

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
  • You will be encouraged to develop your community links with potential employers and or providers of local services including the local volunteer centre.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Research into Vulnerable Adults and or Adult Safeguarding and personal learning outcomes. Feel free to explore for additional information about standard of care when working with vulnerable adults

What can I do next?

  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Progress to another Introduction to * in the Pathway to gain the full level 1 award in Employability (City and Guilds)

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Introduction to working with vulnerable adults - Pathways

Enrolment 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 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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