Course Type / Attendance

Part Time, Short Course

Subject Area


Start Date

Starts throughout the year

Course Length

6 weeks







Course Level


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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who wishes to work within the health service, children and young people’s service or adult social care.

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.

Call our team on 0191 511 6478 to enrol.

What are the key things you'll learn?

During this course you  will study the following units:

  • Understanding the range of service provision and roles within health and social care
  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding
  • Introduction to communication in health and social care
  • Problem Solving
  • Time management skills
  • Working in a team

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 will have the skills required to progress on to further study, distance learning or an apprenticeship.