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Pathways to working in the care and support sector

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Pathways to working in the care and support sector Key course information Day(s) Wed Duration 12 weeks Time 10:00 - 17:00 Fees Full fee: ?300 Senior fee: ?300 Concession: ?30 Venue Keeley Street Course code KCP01* Availability This course has finished This course has finished ? Check more dates Course outline What is the course about? The course is about finding out what jobs exist in the care and support sector, the skills you have and those you need to develop, to work in this field. What topics will we cover? The course covers assessing yourself and your interests, identifying a range of care and support work opportunities, how to apply for a job, writing an application form and CV, how you deal with interviews, how you account for previous work problems or lack of work, how to gather and compile information that is useful for finding work in this sector including setting and meeting realistic goals. By the end of this course you should be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of your own skills and abilities, build a personal career portfolio (including your CV, a completed application form, telephone numbers abut who to contact about work etc), identify future goals, make plans to achieve goals, access information to meet identified goals (eg. Internet search, newspaper search, telephone calls to employers). What level is the course and do I need any particular skills? This is a Level 1 accredited course. Learners should already be able to follow verbal and written instructions, express ideas clearly in writing, through writing lists and short pieces of text, and pick out essential information from a variety of texts (including websites and handouts). They should be prepared to discuss ideas in small groups during the course. How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class? You will be taught in a group using discussion, presentation, computer search, role-play, quiz, research, and video presentation. Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring? All materials are supplied for the course. Students should bring a folder for their work and a pen. Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol? Yes. Before you can enrol on this course, you need to have an advisory interview with the relevant department. Without this the enrolment team will be unable to process your enrolment. Please contact the department to arrange your interview, or to find out about drop-in sessions. What feedback will I get? You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. Your progress will be regularly assessed and monitored by your tutor, taking into account classowrk and homework where appropriate. The tutor will record your progress and provide informal, regular feedback throughout the course. At the end of your study programme you will be asked to submit your portfolio of work so that it can be assessed against the course objectives. The tutor will also ask you to assess your own progress. How will I be able to give my views on the course? Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses. How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning? You may be interested in: education and careers advice financial and childcare support disability support support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students dyslexia support study support counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). When I've finished, what course can I do next? You can apply for the certificate in Health and Social Care which is a 6 month course that includes a work placement or the level 2 certificate in Supporting the Development Needs of Vulnerable People which is a 9 month course that also incudes a work placement. General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Ad

Pathways to working in the care and support sector Key course information Day(s) Wed Duration 12 weeks Time 10:00 - 17:00 Fees Full fee: ?300 Senior fee: ?300 Concession: ?30 Venue Keeley Street Course code KCP01* Availability This course has finished This course has finished ? Check more dates Course outline What is the course about? The course is about finding out what jobs exist in the care...

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