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Family Care Skills AIM Awards Extended Certificate in Skills for Employment an Further Learning at Lancaster and Morecambe College

Course description

This course will develop your knowledge of working in health and social care and children’s settings and prepare you for progression to Level 2 study in the ‘Care’ profession of your choice. You will develop a range of skills and techniques, knowledge in providing care and a good understanding of the principles of care. You will develop interpersonal skills essential for working successfully with children, young people and adults

Course content

You will study: • Craft Activities with Children and Young People • The Principles of Listening to Children • The Foundations of Trust in Families • Understanding Physical Disabilities • Providing Personal Care in Care Settings • The Principles of Care, Organisational Policies and the Role of the Care workers • Interpersonal Skills • Work Experience • Teamwork Skills You will undertake a period of work placement of 30 hours. All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional English and Maths qualifications or GCSE Mathematics and English if not already awarded a grade A*-C in these subjects. If you have a grade D at GCSE you will study maths and/or English GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D will work towards GCSE through the study of Maths and English Functional Skills. Students aged 19+ are strongly encouraged to take relevant maths and English qualifications to support progression into further or higher education, training or employment.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grade D or above or Children, Young People, Health and Care Level 1 with tutor recommendation. Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.


This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including course work and assignments building a Portfolio of work.

Financial information

There will be the cost of educational visits which will be organised for you during the course. This means you will need to pay £20 when you enrol. When working with children or in a care setting, you will need to wear the uniform. This too will be paid for when you enrol - approximate cost

 • Polo shirt - £11.00

• Sweatshirt - £14.00 (optional)

• Fleece jacket - £19.00 (optional)

Future opportunities

On passing this course and with tutor recommendation, you will be able to progress within college onto the BTEC First Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Level 2) or the BTEC First in Health and Social Care (Level 2). 

Further information

On completion of this course you will get the nationally recognised Level 1/2 AIM Award Extended Certificate in Skills for Employment and Further Learning.

You will be required to undertake some home study on this course. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lancaster and Morecambe College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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