Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

2 Weeks







Course Level


Award to be received

Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

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Who is this course for?

This programme is suitable for those who wish to seek employment in the Health and Social Care sector and is designed to enhance your work and life skills.

What do you need to apply for the course?

This course is suitable for anyone aged 18 or over who is unemployed, eligible to work in the UK and who is claiming JSA or ESA (WRAG) or other benefits such as income support, housing, council tax, pension credit or an unwaged dependent.  People aged 18 or over who are not in receipt of a benefit are also welcome to apply.

Anyone who falls outside of these categories is also welcome to contact the Pre-employment Team for details.

What are the key things you'll learn?

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults, children and young people)


  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care


  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding


  • Introduction to communication in health and social care


The course will have work-related focus and will cover some of the knowledge and practical skills required for working in the sector and for gaining employment within the sector.

The course will also prepare you for job applications and interviews.

It is a suitable qualification for you if you are wishing to change career or it can support previous experience or employment following a career break.

How you will learn

This course is taught through classroom based theory lessons, interactive activities, group work and observations.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course, you could progress on to further study in the field.