All our Childcare and Adult Social Care courses are available for adults aged 19 on 31 August 2017 and over only.
These Childcare and Adult Social Care courses require an assessment before you can enrol onto the course. Please book onto an assessment here: Skills for Work Assessment Dates
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Daytime & Evening Courses in Childcare and Adult Health & Social Care
This course is ideal if you have completed a Level 1 Working with Children course and want to develop your practical skills in preparation for Childcare Level 2. You will improve your English and communication skills and will be planning and developing educational play activities to support children’s social, physical, intellectual, emotional and language development.
This is an ideal introductory course if you want to work with children as a teaching assistant in school or as a support worker in early years or nursery settings, but need to improve your written or spoken English. You will feel passionate about working with children but may have little experience of doing so. On this course, you will learn about communicating with children, how children develop, how to work inclusively with children by promoting equality and diversity and also how to plan activities with children.
If you are looking to train as an early years worker in a nursery or early years setting then this course is ideal for you. This two-term course will help you to develop practical knowledge and understanding about working with young children aged 0-5. You will study 14 units which include child development, safeguarding, health and safety, positive environments for children and partnership working in services for children, as well as supporting positive behaviour, communication, equality and inclusion and maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people. You must also do a voluntary work placement one day a week.
Adult Health and Social Care courses
This is an ideal introductory course if you want to work with vulnerable adults in recognised care settings or informally for family members, but need to improve your written or spoken English. Over the term, you will learn about the adult social care sector, the role of the care worker, the values and principles of adult social care. You will also have an introduction to communication skills required for working in care. You will feel passionate about working with vulnerable adults but may have little experience of doing so.
This course is designed for all learners on vocational courses who are expected to produce written assignments in order to pass the course. You will be taught essay writing structure and given simple strategies to put knowledge and understanding into coherent written form. A strong focus on literacy, grammar, spelling and use of computers will form part of the learning. You must be on a WMC vocational course at Level 2 or 3 and be tasked with assignment writing. Learners studying Fashion/Design, Teaching Assistants, Childcare, the Award in Education and Training, and Health and Social Care may wish to apply.
On this course we will prepare you for supervised work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. You will develop your communication, numeracy and IT skills alongside learning about Legal and Social aspects of Care, Health and Safety, and Working Inclusively with Vulnerable People.
The course will give you a detailed understanding of the health and social care sector and will enable you to progress to university or develop your career in this area. You will study human lifespan development, working in health and social care, meeting individual care and support needs and principles of safe practice in health and social care. This course will enable you to gain transferable skills such as communication, team work, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace. It is beneficial for you to do a voluntary work placement one day a week in a relevant care setting.