Healthcare

Working in the care industry can lead to a fulfilling and rewarding career. Caring for people can involve providing physical, emotional and social support to people of all ages to enable them to live their lives. Care support can take place in number of settings including caring for people in their own homes, residential homes, day centres or supported housing.

The care industry is a major a source of jobs in the UK with over around 1.4 million jobs being in Adult care. The NHS alone employs over 1.3 million with over 300 different careers in a variety of roles such as Healthcare Science, healthcare support, management, nursing, pharmacy and psychological professions.

The College offers many opportunities if you are looking to work in the care sector with related courses to boost your knowledge and skills. Our dedicated team can advise you on your career options in the sector and the financial support available to support you in starting your course.

Step Forward

Introduction to Health & Social Care and Children & Young People’s Settings – This course will look at the basic knowledge and awareness needed for employment and career progression within the Health, Social Care and Children and Young People’s sectors. You will also have the chance to have a look at what working in the NHS is like for a variety of job roles. 

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness – This course looks at raising awareness of mental health. As UK employers, particularly within the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a clear understanding of mental health illnesses, this qualification aims to support this by covering the different types of mental health illnesses and how to effectively support individuals that are suffering from them. 

Prepare to Work in Care (Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to work in Adult Social Care) – This course follows on from the ‘What is Care?’ programme and will look at the different roles and responsibilities of working in the care sector. We will cover the different types of communication, equality and diversity, role of the social care worker, health and safety, safeguarding, duty of care and person-centred approaches. 

Principles of Dementia Care Certificate – This course focuses on the knowledge required to begin supporting individuals who have been diagnosed with dementia. You will learn about what dementia is, how to support individuals in the best possible way, benefits of positive communication and the importance of individualised person-centred care. 

Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes – This course if focused on developing an understanding of the care and management of diabetes. You will learn about different types of diabetes and how they can occur, develop awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes, understand how diabetes is diagnosed, initial care and the treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels. 

Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health – This course will look at understanding the different mental health conditions that affect children and young people. You will also learn about the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns may have on young people. 

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges – This course covers techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour in the most appropriate way, why challenging behaviour may occur and the importance of effective communication and personal reflection following an episode of behaviour that challenges. 

Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties – This course will look at the different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness in this subject area. 

Step Up

Award in Effective Mentoring Skills – This course looks at the role of mentor and how participants can develop the skills needed to become an effective mentor. You will learn about the practice of mentorship, mentor/mentee relationships, how to reflect on your own practice and understand the legal and ethical requirements related to mentoring. 

Award in the Prevention & Control of Infection – This course focuses on understanding how to prevent and control the spread of infection in order to avoid individuals unknowingly causing their family, friends, colleagues and others surrounding them to become unwell. 

Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate – This course focuses on the knowledge associated with providing effective information, advice or guidance, which includes signposting, referrals, record-keeping, confidentiality and communication/listening techniques. UK employers are often interested in candidates who can demonstrate an understanding of the importance of interacting appropriately with customers, clients and colleagues.             

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness – This course looks at raising awareness of mental health. As UK employers, particularly within the health and social care sector, are increasingly interested in their staff having a clear understanding of mental health illnesses, this qualification aims to support this by covering the different types of mental health illnesses and how to effectively support individuals that are suffering from them. 

If you are interested in studying a ‘Step Forward, Step Up’ course at Cheshire College – South & West, or for more information, please complete this short form.