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Adult Care

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Adult Care

The industry has never been more in demand. With an increasing life expectancy, a growing population and the needs of society changing, there have never been more career opportunities in this sector. The ways of delivering care and support are evolving to meet the need for more specialist care and treatment, with the NHS alone offering over 350 different types of role, meaning traditional roles such as nursing, caregiving and teaching are developing to offer more effective care and education.

Course Information

  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date 02/09/2019
  • Course Ref ADULTCARE
  • Location Chaffron Way Campus
  • Fees £ FREE for 16-18
    19+ Please see below

What will I do?

You will gain a key understanding of the different life stages that people go through, and how to adapt to different aspects of care for individuals. You will have the opportunity to learn in real life situations through a variety of work experience placements, learning from fully qualified professional staff. You could be experiencing life on one of the wards at Milton Keynes Hospital one week, and delivering specific care for dementia patients in a care home the next. You will learn to make a vital difference in people’s lives, giving specialist care to vulnerable people of all ages. This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge, practical experience and self-confidence to kick off a promising and successful career.

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What's next?

The vocational experience you will gain throughout your course will perfectly position you to enter employment as an adult care worker or a healthcare assistant, enabling you to learn more in the workplace. You could also further your education by studying a specialism or a different branch of health and social care. An apprenticeship would also enable you to continue learning while earning a wage. The industry also has strong progression opportunities. You can branch out into different areas of care, and develop your management and leadership skills.

Is it for me?

If you have a passion for working with people of all ages, you will find a career in this sector extremely rewarding. You must be compassionate, friendly, and understanding of people who are at different stages of their life. You will be a friendly face, a helping hand, a caregiver, and sometimes even a lifeline to people in their time of need. Your personal values, behaviour and whole demeanour are very important to forging a successful career in this industry.

You require four GCSEs at grade E/2 or above plus GCSE Maths or English Language at grade D/3.

You require four GCSEs at grade D/3 plus GCSE Maths or English Language at grade C/4.

Fees
16-18: N/A
19+: £1417
Overseas: £4000

You require four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language.

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