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Course overview

This exciting and informative three-day course will deliver what you need to know about working within the care sector.

Information Session on Wednesday 16th January 2019  at 9.30am to 11.30pm

Course Dates are on Wednesday 23rd January, 30th January and 6th February 2019 at 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Course content will include:

  • An introduction to the care sector.
  • The duties and roles in residential and domicilary care
  • The role of Personal Assistants
  • Skills and qualities needed
  • Benefits and rewards of this career
  • What next – further training and next steps.


It is a course intended to prepare people to apply for jobs in residential, domiciliary care or as a Personal Assisstant.

The course is intended to raise awareness of the career opportunities available, diversity and flexibility afforded by the roles and sources of support available to employees. It includes training on how to produce a CV and personal statement, using the Find a PA website to identify job opportunities and to register a profile. Learners will be introduced to the services available to service users through POhWER.

In addition to introducing the skills needed and opportunities available to work and progression career opportunities in this sector the course will also boost confidence and improve job applications.

It will be busy, practical and relevant with input from sector specialists and employees.

Session details

You must attend the information session where we will provide further information about the course. 

Places are limited and registering your interest and attending the information session does not guarantee a place on the course.


Eligibility criteria

Learners must be aged 19 or over to be eligible for this course.

The course is free if you are:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary


You will need to provide evidence of your income if you are employed and believe you are entitled to a free course. This could be a pay slip or contract of employment.


If you are employed, the course is part funded by the government and you will be required to make a contribution of £56. We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £15,736.50 per year but still cannot afford to pay for course you can apply for support. This may mean you get the course for free.   Please contact us if you would like to make an application.

Venue and accessibility

University Centre Telford is part of the University of Wolverhampton. The Centre is based on the 3rd floor of the Southwater One building. It is a partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council and with Telford College.

The building is wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets. There is a costa coffee downstairs and plenty of restaurants around the venue. It is situated close to the Telford town centre with plenty of shops and café’s.

Various parking is available at the town centre at a charge. It is also within walking distance from the bus and train station.


Contact us:
University Centre Telford, Level 3, Southwater One (SW1), Telford TF3 4JG
Phone:  01952 277777
Email: enquiries@uctelford.co.uk
Visit: uctelford.co.uk
Twitter: @UCTelford_wlv



After the course

We offer Functional Skills English and maths courses  at entry and advanced levels in community venues. We also offer a range of other work related courses which enable you to gain qualifications so please search the website for more details.


For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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