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Course overview

This course will help to prepare you for working within the adult social care sector and will provide an opportunity to explore the various job roles, the skills required and how to take the first steps into finding jobs in the world of adult care work.

No previous experience required to join this course.

You will work towards achieving the Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (Open College Network West Midlands) by producing a portfolio under the guidance of your tutor.

On this course, you will learn about:

  • The adult social care sector
  • Roles and responsibilities in adult social care
  • Communication skills that are needed in adult social care
  • The importance of record keeping in adult social care
  • The values and principles of adult social care

The course is taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Learners with any special needs can discuss these with the tutor at information session to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs.

Upon successful completion of the qualification you could progress into employment or explore further learning opportunities around social care.

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

Session details

It can be difficult to make the first step into something new, therefore on the first day of the course, the tutor will welcome you and provide further information and details about anything else you will need to bring for the first session.

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:

  • Unemployed
  • or you are employed and earn less than £17,374.50 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 but you will be required to make a contribution of £168.

We also operate a fee remission policy, so if you earn more than £17,374.50 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.

Learners must be aged 19 or over from 1st August 2021

Unfortunately you will not be eligible to enrol on this course if you live in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell, Dudley, Solihull or Birmingham.

Venue and accessibility

In response to following the government guidance for COVID-19, the centre has put in place measures to make the Centre as secure and safe as they can.

Therefore, all visitors must wear a face mask on entry and exit of the building. If arriving early, they must wait in the car park until the course start time and the tutor will give them further instructions when to enter.

You must inform the staff at the centre immediately of anyone is showing symptoms or testing positive for corona virus.

Dawley Social – Dawley Social Club, King Street, Dawley TF4 2AG

01952 503353


Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM)

What to Do Next

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

At the end of the session the tutor will advise you on further learning opportunities. You can search for more courses on Learn Telford which we regularly update with details of new courses throughout the year.

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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