Introduction to Working in the Care Sector

This course is ideal for

People wishing to start their career in the care sector.

Course duration

5 days

How the course is delivered

Face-to-face with independent study

Progression and benefits

The completion of the course will support the candidate to achieve the knowledge of the care certificate and will be a head start for them when applying for positions in the adult care sector. The care certificate is a mandatory part of the new careers induction and gives a good grounding to those who have never worked in the sector before.

Entry requirements

No prior qualifications required, but applicant must have an interest in working in the care sector.

About the course

Ideal for anyone considering applying for a role within adult social care, including home care, residential, nursing home and supported living.

You’ll gain an understanding of the role of a care assistant and develop an awareness of the underpinning care standards for the sector.

Sessions include:

  • Your role in adult social care
  • Your personal development
  • Your duty of care
  • Equality and diversity in adult social care
  • How to work in a person-centered way
  • Understanding effective communication
  • Maintaining privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning difficulties
  • Safeguarding adults and children
  • Basic life support
  • Health and safety in adult care
  • Handling information efficiently
  • Effective infection control and prevention

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