Starting Monday 21st January, our Care workshop will give learners in Hull two industry-recognised qualifications in just 5 days.  

This workshop is the ideal starting point for those wanting to pursue a career in the Care sector as it includes a free DBS certificate, which is a requirement for anyone who wants to work in Care.

Why work in the Care sector?
The Health and Social Care sector is one of the largest in the UK.  In the last year, the industry employed 712,350 people in the UK and with a 2% sector growth between 2017-2018, job opportunities are on the rise. In Hull alone, there were  3,821 jobs advertised in the past year.

There are many different types of workplaces associated with the sector, including hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospices and dental practices. Working in Care provides plenty of opportunities for job progression and with the average salary starting at £14, 822, it is a growing sector for entry-level jobs.

The top roles associated with Care are;
– Care Worker
– Personal Assistant
– Health Care Assistant
– Support Worker
– Home Care Nurse

Due to the nature of these roles, people interested in a career in the Care sector need to possess relevant skills and qualifications.

What are the qualifications?
Our workshop will provide learners with the introduction they need covering various aspects of the industry. It includes understanding the values and responsibilities of a social care worker, the different job roles available in care, and the different communication and customer service skills needed in the sector.

Preparing to work in Adult Social Care
This qualification introduces learners to the roles available in the care sector. They will learn the values and responsibilities of a social care worker, such as supporting individuals to remain independent within their own homes through personal care, assisting with moving and handling, medication administration, food preparation, shopping and social calls.

Equality and Diversity
This qualification looks at British Values and helps people understand the differences between equality and diversity. Learners will explore stereotypes, discrimination and prejudice and be able to identify the bodies who work on these equality issues.

DBS Certificate
A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It’s an essential requirement for those applying to work with children or vulnerable adults.

Learners who complete our Vacancy-led Skills Programme will receive a Standard DBS Check for free, which will boost their chances of gaining employment in the sector.

Are you eligible?
To apply for this course you need to be over 19 and have lived in the UK or EU for the last three consecutive years (since April 2015).

You either need to be unemployed looking for work and on benefit, or be employment earning less than £15,760. Eligibility will be determined at our Information Advice and Guidance appointment.

Interested? If you or someone you know wants to work in the care sector, then call us on 0800 433 703 or email lewis.atkin@thinkemployment.com.