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Exploring the Caring Sectors (Health) Level 1 at Kendal College

Course description

This course is intended as an introduction to caring for and working with children and adults. The course allows you to gain basic knowledge and understanding of the care sector, including children and adults’ physical and emotional needs; keeping them safe; communications skills; creative activities and eating healthily.

This course is suitable for those who are interested in working with children and adults and can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to the programme.

Work experience will be included for suitable candidates.

This course usually takes place over 3 days per week.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ‘C’ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

Over the course of the year you will study a range of modules including:

  • Introduction to the Caring Sector
  • Keeping children and adults safe
  • Promoting healthy eating and care
  • Creative and leisure activities for adults
  • Communication skills

You will develop your communication and employability skills in preparation to work in the care sector.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. This course is suitable for 16-19 year olds or adult returners, who are interested in working with children and adults and can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to the programme.

It is also advisable to have a check completed by the Disclosure and Barring service.  This does not mean that if you have any previous convictions or warnings that you will not be able to join this programme, but an assessment will be completed as to your suitability to progress on to the programme.  Please discuss with us in confidence if you have concerns about the content of your check.

Assessment

A variety of types of assessment will be used. These include blogs, creating leaflets, posters and presentations.

Role play will be a key form of assessment to support communication skills.

Future opportunities

Once you have achieved this course you may be able to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development or a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care. A tutor reference along with good attendance and punctuality will be required for progression.

Alternatively, you could progress into employment and gain an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kendal College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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