Step into Care - Introduction to working in Care

Ref: C3845574

What health and care services are available to adults and children and what roles are there within these services? How can we Identify and develop the essential skills and attitudes needed to work in these services?

Course aim

The course aims to give students an overview of the values, principles, skills and attitudes required for working in health, adult care and childcare.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • 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:

  • Identify the range of service provision available in health care, adult care and child care.
  • Identify the range of job roles within health care, adult care and child care.
  • Recognise the range of skills and attitudes essential to work within health care, adult care and child care.
  • Describe legislation principles and values that underpin health care, adult care and childcare.

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
  • Your personalised portfolio will be used as evidence of meeting the above learning outcomes and with successful completion the unit credits will be awarded

What else do I need to know?

  • 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
  • Please feel free to explore for additional information about standard of care when working with vulnerable adults

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Progress to another 2 WEA courses* to gain the full level 1 award in Employability (* you will need to do all 3 units from the Into Work Pathway)

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Step into Care - Introduction to working in Care

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This course is funded by the Liverpool Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Liverpool in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Liverpool, you can check your postcode here:

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

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