Step into Care ...Preparing to work in Adult Social Care Level 1


In ‘Step Into Care’, Shipley College offers the Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 1 course as the main qualification, alongside Employability, Customer Service, Digital Skills and Volunteering qualifications - all to help you into working in the Care sector.

Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care is designed to equip learners with the necessary professional knowledge, skills and confidence to work in adult social care or support their interest in this sector. Topics covered include communication, the role of the social care worker, information handling, health & safety, person-centred care, safeguarding and duty of care. This intensive course requires a good level of English, but an assessment will be conducted on the first day to determine your current ability and skills.

Upon successful completion, learners can progress into paid or voluntary work in adult social care. The course provides a solid foundation in all health and social care subjects, and also opens up opportunities for further education, such as the Adult Care Level 2 Diploma, as well as general and specialist employment pathways within the health and social care sector.

This course is ideal for individuals interested in applying and working in the health and social care sector, as well as related roles. Join us at Shipley College to take the first step towards a fulfilling career in adult social care.

<p>Every 'Step Into' programme we will also equip you with the wider skills that local employers say they want by training you in other areas such as:</p><ul> <li><strong>Customer Service</strong> - gain a qualification to show you understand essential customer service skills. Perfect for those who will interact with customers daily, but also useful in non-customer-facing roles, as it will improve internal communication skills and provide opportunities for career advancement</li> <li><strong>Employability Skills</strong> - designed to prepare learners to enter the world of work. Learn skills required for the working environment, develop confidence for employment and improve communication skills and personal effectiveness</li> <li><strong>Volunteering</strong> - focuses on helping learners to understand the role of a volunteer, the activities of voluntary organisations, and prepare for a fulfilling role within a voluntary organisation</li></ul><p>The ‘Step Into’ courses last between 6 and 12 weeks and by the end of the programme you will not only have skills and knowledge from the sector you are interested in, but all the core skills needed to best represent your future employer. These programmes are designed to get you into work, and we have listened to local employers to help design them.</p><p>If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please start your journey by contacting or calling our friendly team on 01274 327327.</p>

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