Preparing to work in Health & Social Care Level 1

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Course code: 24P400

Are you interested in working in Health & Social Care? This is the place to start. Join our beginners course to learn the skills needed to start your journey. The course also provides a good foundation for moving to the next level qualification.

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Dates

From 24 Sep 2024 to 24 Jun 2025
Tue 09:30-12:30

33 weeks

24 Sep 2024

09:30 to 12:30

01 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

08 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

15 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

22 Oct 2024

09:30 to 12:30

05 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

12 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

19 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

26 Nov 2024

09:30 to 12:30

03 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

10 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

17 Dec 2024

09:30 to 12:30

07 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

14 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

21 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

28 Jan 2025

09:30 to 12:30

04 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

11 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

25 Feb 2025

09:30 to 12:30

04 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

11 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

18 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

25 Mar 2025

09:30 to 12:30

01 Apr 2025

09:30 to 12:30

08 Apr 2025

09:30 to 12:30

29 Apr 2025

09:30 to 12:30

06 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

13 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

20 May 2025

09:30 to 12:30

03 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

10 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

17 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

24 Jun 2025

09:30 to 12:30

where

CITY LEARNING QUARTER 

Old Hall Street

Wolverhampton
WV1 3AU


fees

Fees and concessions

total  total fee  for  this  course: £561.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £509.00  (

Fee concessions will be discussed on application, many students do not have to pay a course fee.

) . £52  for exam fees

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Wolverhampton Adult Education Service

enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Course details

<p>Are you interested in working in the Health and Care sector either with children or adults?  </p>

<p>AEW offer a range of courses from Entry Level to Level 3 that can help you reach your goals.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>ESOL for Work in Care</strong> is delivered at Entry 3. These courses will introduce you to the key aspects of caring for adults and children while you continue to develop your English language skills. The inclusion of digital skills will prepare you for work in the modern world. You will find out what working in care roles are all about includiing person-centred care, safeguarding, healthy eating and drinking and team working.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>Preparing to work in Health and Social Care Level 1 </strong></p>

<p>This Level 1 programme of learning is aimed at those who want to work in the health and social care sector. It will provide you with the basic care knowledge and skills, confidence, communication, ICT, and study skills needed to give you the best chance of employment and progression onto the Care Certificate which your employer will require you to study and achieve once employed. You will be studying: </p>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Introduction to the adult social care sector  </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Awareness of communication in adult social care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker </p>
</li>
</ul>

<p>Are you interested in working in the Health and Care sector either with children or adults?  </p>

<p>AEW offer a range of courses from Entry Level to Level 3 that can help you reach your goals.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>ESOL for Work in Care is delivered at Entry 3.</strong> These courses will introduce you to the key aspects of caring for adults and children while you continue to develop your English language skills. The inclusion of digital skills will prepare you for work in the modern world. You will find out what working in care roles are all about includiing person-centred care, safeguarding, healthy eating and drinking and team working.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>Preparing to work in Health and Social Care Level 1 </strong></p>

<p>This Level 1 programme of learning is aimed at those who want to work in the health and social care sector. It will provide you with the basic care knowledge and skills, confidence, communication, ICT, and study skills needed to give you the best chance of employment and progression onto the Care Certificate which your employer will require you to study and achieve once employed. You will be studying: </p>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Introduction to the adult social care sector  </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Introduction to the values and principles of adult social care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Awareness of the skills and attitudes needed to work in adult social care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Awareness of communication in adult social care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Awareness of the role and responsibilities of the adult social care worker </p>
</li>
</ul>

<p> </p>

<p><strong>Certificate in Skills for Working in Health Level 2 </strong></p>

<p>This course will help you to gain the skills to work in a variety of Health Care-related jobs or to progress to a Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma course and then to university. At the end of this course, you will gain the Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Working in Health, Lifestyle and Science Industries. This qualification has been developed in conjunction with employers, training providers and subject matter experts to best support you.  </p>

<p>Subjects you will study include: </p>

<ul>
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<p>Promoting Healthy Lives and Living </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Psychology – (Introduction to psychology) or Providing Personal Care </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Core Skills – Report Writing, Digital Skills, Writing to Communicate Effectively, Roles & Responsibility in Health Care Sector </p>
</li>
</ul>

<p>To achieve this qualification, you will need to complete 19 credits and be able to attend for 2 days per week. You can also study English and maths alongside this course if you do not already have a Level 2 qualification in these subjects. </p>

<p><strong>Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3 </strong>– Health pathway is a year-long course that will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to go to university to study for a degree in a health related area but don’t have the qualifications. </p>

<p><strong>Into Employment in Care </strong>is a short intensive 2-week course that will provide you with the work-ready skills needed to work in care. The majority of the course will be delivered in a classroom alongside a work placement in a relevant subject area. The aim of the course is to move students into employment. </p>

<p> </p>

Course requirements

<p> Entry to these courses starts with an informal meeting with your teacher. You will need to have a good use of English for each course level. If you do not have a qualification at Level 2 in English, there will be a short skill check to see what level you are working at. </p>

<p>There will be an opportunity to join a separate English, maths and digital skills class if you do not already have a Level 2 qualification in these subjects.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p>You will need 100% attendance throughout the course to successfully achieve. </p>

Location

<p>City Learning Quarter, Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton.WV1 3AU</p>

What are the benefits of this course?

<p>• You will gain a job where you will be able to make a massive difference to someone’s life. Everyone you care for and every encounter you face will be unique, which keeps the job fresh and exciting! </p>

<p>• You will gain a qualification valued by care settings </p>

<p>• You will gain a valuable addition to your CV to help you get a job or help you to get a better job </p>

<p>• Award courses will give you a knowledge-based qualification, which will ensure you develop the     knowledge and skills required to work in the care sector </p>

<ul>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">You will </span></span>gain a job where you will be able to make a massive difference to someone’s life. <span style="background-color:white"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#202124">Everyone you care for and every encounter you face will be unique, which keeps the job fresh and exciting!</span></span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">You will gain a qualification valued by care settings</span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">You will gain a valuable addition to your CV to help you get a job or help you to get a better job</span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Award courses will give you a knowledge-based </span></span>qualification, which will ensure you develop the     knowledge and skills required to work in the care sector </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">You will study in an adult environment with support from a dedicated student services tea</span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">You will meet new people, develop your networks and your confidence</span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Many students will be able to access financial support e.g., course fees, resources, travel, </span></span>childcare, laptop loan </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">All the teachers are experts in their subject, fully qualified and experienced</span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">We get excellent feedback from students</span></span> </span></span></li>
<li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&#34;Times New Roman&#34;,serif"><span style="font-family:&#34;Calibri&#34;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">You</span></span> will be given a FREE Microsoft 365 account including access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint </span></span></li>
</ul>

How will I learn?

<p> Most sessions will be delivered face-to-face. There will be planned lessons, discussions, group activities, research, tutorials, and practical activities giving you the best experience and prepare you in the best way for a move onto the next level of course or into employment.  </p>

<p>Up to 25% of your course will be independent learning that will involve you carrying out activities outside of the classroom. </p>

<p> </p>

<p>Learning support is available if you have a learning disability, let us know on your application if you require support. </p>

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

<p> Assessment takes place throughout your study in the form of written assignments. Your teacher will negotiate assessment plans with you on a regular basis and will give you feedback on how well you are doing.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p>You will have an Individual Learning Plan which will be used to record your targets and progress. There are no examinations; you will put together a portfolio of evidence that will be assessed by your teacher and moderated externally. </p>

Are there any additional costs?

<p> For many students the course will be free. Please contact Student Services to check your eligibility.  </p>

<p>You will need to supply your own writing materials such as pens, paper and folders but you may be able to loan a laptop and a MiFi to enable you to learn at home.  </p>

<p> </p>

<p>For information about support with travel or childcare costs, please contact Student Services on 01902 551658 or 01902 558180 or please email <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhamptonn.gov.uk" target="_blank">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> to check eligibility. </p>

What qualification will I get?

<p> </p>

<p>If you attend regularly you may achieve one of the following qualifications.  </p>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Gateway Award or Certificate in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) Entry 3 </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>NCFE Cache Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1 </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>NCFE Cache Award in Customer Service for Health and Social Care Level 2 </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Gateway Award in Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) Level 2 </p>
</li>
</ul>

<ul>
<li>
<p>Access to Higher Education Diploma Level 3 – Health pathway </p>
</li>
</ul>

What will I be able to do after this course?

<p> </p>

<p>• Progression to the next level care course. Including an Access to Higher Education Diploma at level 3 </p>

<p>• You may wish to broaden your skills in other areas such as English, maths or digital skills. </p>

<p>• Successful achievement may lead to a variety of employment opportunities including: </p>

<p>Care Worker (£14,000 to £25,000) </p>

<p>Senior Care Worker (£17,000 to £27, 000) </p>

<p>Care Home Manager (£25,000 to £55,000) </p>

<p> </p>

<p>*Salary information is taken from the National Careers Service March 2024* </p>

<p> </p>

Further information

<p>For further information or for careers or educational advice please contact our Student Gateway:</p>

<p>01902 558180 | <a href="mailto:enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk">enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a> | <a href="http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk">www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk</a></p>