Step Into Care
This course is for adults who want to upskill or gain employment within the care sector and will focus on the skills and knowledge needed within the sector.
The course will cover the following:
- Improving Maths, English and Digital Skills
- Communication skills
- Working as part of a team
- Ability to follow codes of practice
- Protecting individuals from harm
- Use risk assessments to support individuals safely
You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:
- Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.
- Proof of immigration status
- Aged 19+
- You will need to complete an assessment before you join the course and advice will be given as to the suitability of the course for you. You must be committed to attending regularly and completing home study.
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The benefits of this course
Learning in a supportive environment away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement. This class will enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the Care sector.
All learning is supportive and safe and where professional teaching is individualised to the requirements of each learner. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. You will be taught in a classroom situation with one to one, pairs and small group work, discussion and themed activities. Full participation will require you to find some time to complete homework, which will be marked and commented on by the tutor with guidance to help you to know how to improve.
How will progress be monitored and assessed?
Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan. The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress. Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion. The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback. You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.
A Sandwell adult and family learning (SAFL) certificate will be awarded to you at the end of the course, when you have achieved your learning outcomes.
After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?
The Tutor will discuss next steps towards the end of the course and suggest further courses/qualifications that may be appropriate.
We also have I.A.G qualified staff who could advise learners on progression and other opportunities.
Are there any costs?
There are no fees charged to you. Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.
You may wish to bring a note pad and pen/pencil. Any other materials you need for the course are provided by us.
This course runs for 6 weeks at 2.5 hours per session.