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Adult health and social care courses

Adult health and social care


Adult health and social care is about encouraging healthy independent living.

If you enjoy working with people, making a difference in their lives can be extremely rewarding. You could be supporting people with physical or learning disabilities as well as caring for those who fall ill.

Caring for people with complex health and care needs offers a worthwhile career where every day is different. Opportunities for progression are excellent.

Start by gaining your City and Guild qualifications with an Adult Health and Social Care apprenticeship.

As a social care worker you support people with a particular need to improve their health and get the best out of life. You could work with people with disabilities or the elderly in their home, the community, or a nursing home.

As a healthcare worker you will be supporting doctors or nurses and helping patients in hospitals, the community, hospices or private clinics.

If you have a warm caring nature and good interpersonal skills (verbal and physical communication) you will be well suited to these roles. You need to be physically for lifting and handling tasks. Work in this area often involves shifts and unsociable hours

Intermediate:

City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

Level 2 will suit you if you are a care worker or want to get your first care job. If you're already working in care, you probably work mainly under supervision and want to increase your skills and take on more responsibility.

Relevant roles include:

Healthcare support worker
Healthcare assistant
Care assistant
Personal assistant
Relief team worker
Night care assistant
Support worker – supported living
Key workers (residential, domiciliary or day services)
Home care support worker
Mental health support or outreach worker
Re-enablement worker

The qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units. You will need to achieve a minimum of 46 credits (QCF Framework) to gain the full certificate.

Mandatory units cover:

• Communication in health and social care
• Equality and inclusion in health and social care
• Introduction to personal development in health and social care
• Safeguarding principles
• Health and safety in health and social care
• First Aid
• Partnership working in health and social care
• The role of the health and social care worker

Additional optional units are chosen according to the area of health or social care you work in. There are three different pathways:

• Generic Health and social Care
• Dementia
• Learning Disability

Got a question about courses with Start Training? Enquire via our Ask about a course form
Considering an apprenticeship or training? Call our business development team on 0161 728 2438



Advance:

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)

This course is appropriate for individuals with a higher level of responsibility in their role at work. You sometimes work without supervision and may want to become a senior care worker.

Relevant roles include:

Senior healthcare support worker
Senior healthcare assistant
Care officer
Care supervisor
Senior care worker
Supervising care worker
Senior support worker
Relief team leader Social work assistant
Social services officer
Outreach development worker
Community support worker
Community outreach worker
Community development worker
Family support worker
Personal assistant

The qualification is made up of mandatory and optional units. You will need to achieve a minimum of 58 credits (QCF Framework) to gain the full Diploma.

Mandatory units include:

• Promote communication in health and social care
• Engage in personal development in health and social care
• Promote equality and inclusion in health and social care
• Principles of safeguarding in health and social care
• The role of the health and social care worker
• Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
• Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care

Additional optional units are chosen according to the area of health or social care you work in. There are three different pathways:

• Generic Health and social Care
• Dementia
• Learning Disability

Got a question about courses with Start Training? Enquire via our Ask about a course form
Considering an apprenticeship or training? Call our business development team on 0161 728 2438



More Information:

How will this course benefit your employee and business?

By supporting your employee’s training for this recognised professional qualification you are ensuring that they have the skill and knowledge required to provide the highest standards of care. Research shows that apprenticeships have increased loyalty and motivation. With training they will be more effective, efficient, and capable of making a significant contribution to performance. See Grow with Apprenticeships [link]

How will this course help me?

You can earn whilst you learn and get on and off-the-job training with an apprenticeship. Getting this qualification confirms your competence to work in health and social care roles at this level. You should be able to progress your career by:
• Connecting with employers and widening your career prospects
• Getting skills and experience to help you move into new and better jobs
• Getting a recognised qualification to open up more opportunities
To find out more see Why an apprenticeship?

What are the course entry requirements?

You’ll need to be employed in appropriate role for the course level and demonstrate practice.
If you don’t have good GCSE grades (Maths, English) you will need to take a literacy/ numeracy test.
For apprenticeships you need to be living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education.

Will I get any funding for the training?

Training costs are funded for apprentices aged 16-24. Limited grants may be available for learners over 24. See Apprenticeships and funding

Do I need to be employed to get an apprenticeship?

No but you do need to start the apprenticeship in a job. We will interview you and contact employers with suitable vacancies.
We can discuss setting up an apprenticeship with your current employer.

Contact us to apply

Ask about a course (online form)
Ask about apprenticeships (online form)
Email us: info@starttraining.co.uk
Call 0161 728 2348 and ask for our business development team.