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Foundation Degree Care Practice Course Overview Caring for others is an important and challenging vocation but which provides increasing opportunities for employment and career progression. Emphasis is now being placed within the NHS, Social Services, private and voluntary agencies on the education and training of care workers who are not professionally registered, to enable them to contribute to the improvement in the quality and performance of the care services. This course is developed for University Centre at Blackburn College in partnership with Lancaster University. It is designed to equip students with the values, knowledge and skills that can be utilised and specifically relevant to, employment in this emerging context of care practice. What will I study? The course provides you with the opportunity to build on existing knowledge and experience and to further develop specific knowledge, skills and values relevant to the current and emerging needs of employment in the social care environment. It will enable you to asses, plan, implement and make sound judgements in effective care delivery in accordance with the core values of care work in line with the General Social Care Council (GSCC) who are looking to register all care workers at every level. You will explore and debate issues arising from the social, cultural, moral, legal and political context in which care workers operate. You will develop your interpersonal and communication skills and will be encouraged to identify and use relevant information effectively. You will learn to locate and evaluate evidence and research and apply this in your practice and decision making in the work place. Modules can include Values and Principles in Care Practice Interpersonal and Counselling Skills Psychological Principles Personal Development Planning Models of Care Mediation, Counselling and Advocacy Working with Groups Research Methodology Law and Care Practice Contemporary Issues in Social Policy Care Planning Care Management Work Based Learning Research Project With a choice from the optional units Learning Disabilities Supporting Families Through Change Developmental Psychology Working with Abuse Promoting Positive Behaviour Child Development Youth Offending Protection of the Vulnerable Principles of Practice in Residential Care Substance Misuse Mental Health Course Requirements Level 3 qualification desirable however if mature students can evidence substantial experience and an appropriate level of literacy skills this would be accepted. Students must have between 10 and 15 hours per week in either paid or voluntary placement in the relevant areas of care practice linking to the four pathways: Adults Children and Young People Learning Disabilities Mental Health Students are required to have a commitment to both study and work placements. Don't have the grades to get on the course? Don't worry Blackburn College provide full and part time top-up courses. Progression There is an increasing range of opportunities for individuals to work in all areas of the care environment, with a number of different service users - for example: Working with a variety of service user groups- e.g. older people, people with learning disabilities, young people who offend. Validated by Lancaster University Duration Full time minimum two years, maximum five years UCAS Code L510

Foundation Degree Care Practice Course Overview Caring for others is an important and challenging vocation but which provides increasing opportunities for employment and career progression. Emphasis is now being placed within the NHS, Social Services, private and voluntary agencies on the education and training of care workers who are not professionally registered, to enable them to contribute to...

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