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Introduction to Working in a Health & Social Care Setting

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is for anyone interested in gaining qualifications and experience in the Health & Social care sector and includes a work placement with a local employer. The course is designed to teach the practical knowledge, skills and confidence to progress onto a further course within College or voluntary work, and will include a supported work placement.
  • What you'll learn

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    Learners will study a range of topics including: mental health awarenes; health and safety in the workplace; human growth and development; safeguarding vulnerable adults and children; career options; and equality and diversity.

    The course also includes maths and English Functional Skills, employability skills and the opportunity to complete a work placement with a local employer for 30 hours.
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no formal entry requirements but we will ask you to complete a maths and English assessment before joining the course so that we can assess your learning level in these subjects. You will also need to complete a DBS form; this will allow you to work with both children and adults for your work placement.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Assessment is on-going throughout the course and you will receive prompt and detailed feedback from your tutor on all the work you complete. You will build a portfolio of evidence to be submitted with your tutor assessments at the end of the course. You will also work towards end of year exams in maths and English.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services. These include FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Future opportunities

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    On completion of this course you can progress to a mainstream course within the College, an Apprenticeship or paid employment.
  • Enrichment

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    As part of the course you will be expected to take part in a 30 hour work placement. You will also be required to participate in educational visits/trips and enrichment activities.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.

    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
    • Signature restaurant
  • How to apply?

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    Submit an application online by visiting
  • Open Events

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    Discover what Bolton College has to offer by attending
    one of our Open Events:

    • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 5.30pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 4th February 2020, 5.30pm-8pm
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    13:00 - 16:00
    3.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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