Course overview

Preparation to Work in Adult Health and Social Care Level 3 City of Bristol College

This part-time, one-year course provides an ideal progression route from Level 2 studies and also for those who may be new to the sector or new to the world of work. It is accessible to learners who may want to understand more about working in health and social care.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who are working towards a career in adult health and social care in a supervised job role.

What you'll learn

This course aims to introduce you to the basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment.

It will cover the areas of communication, equality, diversity and inclusion, personal development, the role of the social care worker, handling information, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you will need:

  • English and/or Maths at GCSE Grade 3 (D) or Functional Skills Level 2
  • A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

Previous experience of working in the health and social care sector is desirable. However, it is not an essential requirement.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course you will need to complete a number of hours of volunteer work or employment in the relevant sector.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, may be able to obtain employment or an apprenticeship in many fields within the sector.

You can also enter into employment as a care worker assistant, youth worker assistant, work for a community healthcare such as a doctor’s surgery or dental practice or in care homes and hospices.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Alongside the course fee you will need to pay for a DBS check and course textbook.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

You may be able to receive an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

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