Progression into Care

Course Length 6 weeks
Study Type Part time
Start Date 16/01/2024
Course Code 78660-01

Course overview

This is a short 6-week course to gain further knowledge and skills to progress your career within the Care Sector. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to complete the theory-based components of the ‘Care Certificate’.

The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. Candidates already working in the sector may also be able to complete the practical based aspect of the certificate.

The course will consist of both classroom and online sessions with an evening session on a Tuesday (6pm-9pm), a Friday session (9am-3pm) and 2 hour online session on a Saturday 10am-12pm).

  • Entry Requirements

    The course is ideally suited to individuals who are new to the care sector and have recently gained employment. There are no specific entry requirements for the course.

    All applicants will be reviewed for their suitability.

  • Benefits/Skills
    • Greater knowledge & understanding of the care sector
    • Theoretical and practical skills required in the care sector
    • Behaviours and skills required in the care sector
    • Appropriate information & guidance of working in the Care Sector
  • Who is this course for?

    This is a free course suitable for any individual who would like to progress their career into the care profession and is ideally suited to individuals who have recently gained employment in the sector. 

    This course is designed to support individuals normally resident in York & North Yorkshire.

  • Units/Modules

    The course will look at the main units covered by the Care Certificate:

    For example:

    • Understand Your Role
    • Your Personal Development
    • Duty of Care
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Work in a Person-Centred Way
    • Communication
    • Privacy and Dignity
    • Fluids and Nutrition
    • Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability
    • Safeguarding Adults
    • Safeguarding Children
    • Basic Life Support
    • Health and Safety
    • Handling Information
    • Infection Prevention and Control

    Information and Guidance – working in the sector will also be provided i.e. CV writing, interview and presentation skills and practice (as appropriate).

  • Careers/Progression

    This course is designed to support individuals normally resident in York & North Yorkshire to develop skills that will help them to successful build a career within care.

    Information gained by completing the certificate may also be used towards other existing qualifications and apprenticeships in the sector.

  • Assessment Types
    Some of the Care Certificate standards include things that individuals working in care need to know and are able to do in their role. This will include assessment such as the completion of the Care Certificate Workbook via activities and research carried out in addition to observations that may take place with your employer.

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