This course is aimed at people who are new to, or keen to develop knowledge of working in the adult social care sector.
Learners must be at least 18 years of age. You will need English skills at least at Entry 3 in order to put together the portfolio of evidence.
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You will gain a level 1 certificate in progression from Ascentis. You may also have the opportunity to gain an accreditation in English and/or maths. These qualifications can support you in gaining employment.
You are expected to take part in group and paired activities and discussions. You will build a portfolio of evidence and some independent study and research is expected. You will undertake a block placement towards the end of the course.
Progression advice can be provided by a Learning Support Manager. This can be arranged by the course tutor.
Lever arch folder, dividers, pens, paper
Course completion: Completion is expected within the academic year. Learners whose completion is delayed may be subject to an additional assessment fee.
Disclosure and Barring service (DBS)
DBS checks are carried out on everyone who works with, or trains to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. BAES will carry out these checks before you start a work placement connected to your course along with a right to work check.
For enrolment on social care courses and for your DBS check you must provide original approved documents which give evidence of your identity and address.
To get a full DBS check you must have been a resident in this country for at least five years. If you have not been a resident for at least five years, you must also produce a Statement of Good Conduct (written in English) from your previous country BEFORE you can be enrolled onto a social care course.
If you have a criminal record which may bar you from working with children and vulnerable adults, please discuss this with a member of staff before enrolling as all previous convictions and cautions will be disclosed on your check and this could prevent you from completing your placement.