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Course Summary

Intro To A Career In Care (5/6)
Course Code:
Monday 05 June 2023
Bury Adult Learning Centre
£0.00 to £277.88


If you are interested in enrolling on this course, please ring us on 0161 253 5772.

Bury has many employment opportunities in the care and childcare sector and this course can be your first step into one of these exciting and rewarding careers. During this intensive course you will learn about the role of the care professional and what it takes to excel in this valued career. You will evaluate your current skills and personal attributes and identify skills from your home or hobbies that can be transferred to a role within the sector.

You will have the option to focus on either completing the Health & Social Care units or Childcare units or you can choose to complete both courses to develop a full understanding of these careers. You will complete work for your portfolio and there will be study to be completed at home.

The course will include a visit to a local care and/or childcare setting and a guest speaker from the care sector along with a visit from the National Careers Service to discuss the latest career options.

By the end of the course, I will be able to:
Understand the values that underpin the roles within the care sector
Understand the responsibilities and boundaries of the care professional
Understand the importance of confidentiality and effective communication
Understand organisational policies and procedures and know about the role of the care professional in the support and supervisory process
Understand child development and the need for a safe environment
Understand how toys and play materials encourage child development
Develop an awareness of how to look for job opportunities within the care and/or childcare industry

What syllabus will I follow?
The following Open Awards units:
Developing own Interpersonal Skills - R/615/7058 (All learners to complete)
The Principles of Care, Organisational Policies and the Role of the Care Worker - M/615/8671 (Health & Social Care Learners)

Time and Duration

Start Date:
Monday 05 June 2023
Start Time:
Monday Morning
Lesson Duration:
Total Weeks:


Bury Adult Learning Centre
18 Haymarket Street
0161 253 5772

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0161 253 5772

Bury Adult Learning Service, Bury Adult Learning Centre, 18 Haymarket Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0AQ