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Course overview

The dates for this course will be published as soon as possible.

Please express your interest for this course by selecting the link above. We always welcome your feedback so if the course you want isn't available here please do let us know

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

Course content will include:

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

The course is intended to raise awareness of the career opportunities available, provide you with an introduction to the world of care work and an opportunity to progress onto a Level 1 qualification.

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with an experienced tutor, and there is opportunity to meet and socialise with other in the group in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Session details

The duration of the course may vary from between 8 and 12 weekly sessions and will be available in venues across Telford and Wrekin.

We understand it can be difficult for you to take the first steps and try something new so, on the first day of the course, our friendly tutor will talk to you about the course and offer some useful information and advice.

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

Eligibility criteria

The course is free if you are:

  • a parent or carer with a child at a school in Telford which offers our Family Learning courses
  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £16,009.50 (to be confirmed) 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 but you will be required to make a contribution.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £16,009.50 (to be confirmed) 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

To be confirmed

Certification

None

After the course

Are you feeling more confident and want to continue your learning?

At the end of the course, the tutor will help and advise you on your next steps into further learning or work opportunities. You can also search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

We offer a wide range of short taster courses you can try in community centres around Telford and, when you feel ready to take your learning further, we can offer you an opportunity to join an accredited course and help you gain a qualification.

For learners looking for work or who want a change in career, we can offer you advice to guide you in the right direction and opportunities to gain qualifications in English and maths in Functional Skills up to Level 2.

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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