Think Employment is offering a two-week Care training package to learners in Hull.

Starting Monday 5th November, the workshop is aimed at people who want to pursue a career in the Care sector. This workshop also includes a DBS certificate, which is a requirement for anyone who wants to work in Care.

The workshop gives learners the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications 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 skills needed in the sector. Learners will also be able to boost their IT skills ready for the workplace.

The course will be delivered over two weeks running from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm every day and is made up of the following Level 1 qualifications:

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.

Principles of Customer Service

The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the skills required to deliver efficient and reliable customer. They will gain an understanding of customer expectations and needs and will be able to deal effectively with customer queries and complaints.

Introduction to Employment in Business Administration

This qualification is important as it teaches learners the essentials of administration. They will learn about making and receiving telephone calls,  transferring calls, sending emails and understanding procedures for storing and retrieving information such as sensitive data.

Equality and Diversity

This qualification will help you 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.

IT

This is a bonus part of the course and can be completed anytime, either before or after the workshop. Learners will have an initial skill check to see which level they are working at. The qualification comes in the three different levels, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

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.

Who can do the course?

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.