We have designed this course to support you with working in the support and care sector.
Successful completion of this course will help build skills and knowledge required for job roles in adult or children’s social care, mentoring, advocacy, learning support, and supporting adults with learning disabilities.
The course will cover:
- Respect and dignity
- Equality and Diversity
- Disability Awareness
- Wellbeing and Resilience
- Communication skills (especially listening skills)
- Professional relationships and professional boundaries
- Recording and reporting skills
- Awareness of mental ill health
- Importance of good physical health, good sleep and a balanced diet
A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work.
Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work. There may be vocational, specialist guest speakers or employers invited to share their skills and experience.
Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.
Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas. To support this, you may undertake some e-learning modules, where appropriate, as homework.
There will be opportunities to identify other learning and work placement opportunities that will support you to secure employment or improve your employment prospects. We highly recommend that you engage fully in any other learning opportunities that we help you identify.