GMCA - The Care Certificate and Interview Success

Ref: C3847218

This interactive course will help you to prepare for work in a care setting. We will cover key elements of the Care Certificate (https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/inducting-staff/care-certificate/Care-Certificate.aspx ) and support you to write a CV and prepare for interviews. We will be learning together as a committed team, with some fun along the way. There will be discussions and quizzes, and tasks to complete. In the three weeks, we cover different roles in care, values and ways of working, mental health, dementia and learning disabilities, and communication skills. In Week 2 we focus on the Duty of care, care planning and working in a person-centred way, equality and diversity, handling information, privacy and dignity, safeguarding adults and fluids and nutrition. During the course, we will focus on preparing you for an interview and update your CV ready for a care role. You will receive a record of achievement from the WEA to take on to your placement.

Additional information about this course

This course is offered as part of the Step into Care program and is open to residents of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority only.

Course aim

This interactive course provides an introduction, and the support needed, to prepare you to work in an adult social care setting. It is suitable for those who need to refresh their knowledge and the inexperienced.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Before you can join this course you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. Please call the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464

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

  • List key elements of the Care Certificate
  • Describe and explain key elements of the Care Certificate
  • Apply your knowledge of the Care Certificate standards to case studies
  • Produce a CV to support your applications to roles in the adult care sector.
  • Evidence your knowledge of Interview preparation by completing a quiz.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You will need access to the internet, a computer, laptop, or smartphone and a pen and notepad Please note down the dates of all of your education, previous work/ volunteer experience. Don't worry if you have been out of work - you will be able to record transferable skills from your life.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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GMCA - The Care Certificate and Interview Success

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester, 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 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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