Introduction to Working in Care

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Course code: 9053

A taster session introducing working in the care industry

When and where


From 06 Jul 2022
Wed 10:30-13:00

One day

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06 Jul 2022

10:30 to 13:00


Bracknell Open Learning Centre
Rectory Lane
RG12 7GR

with John Lindsay


Fees and concessions

The total charge is £15. The tuition fee for this course is £15

Course description

This short course will assist in establishing if caring is of interest to you as a career opportunity and help to understand some of the key aspects in the type of work involved, identifying possible areas and roles that may appeal as your entry to this sector. The session will cover the care ‘values’ and ‘principles’, duty of care requirements, and equality, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

State what caring involves and the different types of roles in caring
Explain 3 skills needed in caring for the elderly, those with disabilities and children
Give 2 examples of how to ensure dignity in caring
Define what safeguarding in caring means

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is suitable for anyone who has an interest in working in the care industry. No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required for you to register for this course.
This course is free to job seekers or those on low incomes subject to eligibility criteria who must enrol via our Job Club. Please do not book online as our refund policy only applies when we cancel the course.

What do I need to bring?

Note book and pen

How will I learn?

Listening, observation and participating in discussion

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Tutor observation, questioning and a learner assessment form

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

What qualification will I get?

This is a non-accredited community learning course and therefore no qualification will be obtained.

What will I be able to do after this course?

You will discuss with the tutor what you would like to do next. This might be a further course in care, a different area of work or working with staff in our job club to secure employment.

Additional information

This course is free to job seekers to those on low incomes subject to eligibility criteria who must enrol via the job club. Please do not book online as our refund policy applies and we will only refund a course if we cancel it.
To book online, scroll to the top of this page, click on either 'sign in' or 'sign up' and then proceed to enrolment and payment. Please note that fees are non refundable unless we cancel a course.

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