This exciting and stimulating course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to eventually work in a lead adult care role in care settings such as domiciliary care, day centres or nursing homes.

The course covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Promoting communication
  • Effective handling of information
  • Personal development
  • Person centred approaches
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Responsibilities of a care worker
  • Health, safety and wellbeing.

You will develop great knowledge of the sector by being involved in extensive amounts of work experience within care setting such as nursing homes, day centres or care homes. During these experiences you will be able to clearly link the theory taught in the classroom to practical aspects of the job role while on placement.

During the course you will be assessed by a variety of ways eventually producing an online portfolio of evidence. Assessment methods include presentations, observation of you within your work experience placement, professional discussions, written essays and assignments.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £27,295. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Enrolments Team on 01329 815 200.