A career choice for compassionate people

If you’re a caring and compassionate person, health and social care jobs can be very rewarding. From mental health awareness training to care assistant courses, counselling skills to our unique Step into Care programme. We offer a wide range of courses to help you get into and succeed in a heath or social care role.  

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Care work

Adult social care work covers a wide range of jobs. Care assistants and support workers support vulnerable adults in their day-to-day life. They often work in care homes, day centres or in a patient's own home. Personal assistants provide one on one support to someone who wants to manage their own support, often building a strong personal relationship with the person they care for. There are other roles in care homes, such as cleaning staff, working in the laundry or kitchens.  All of these roles are essential for helping people to live dignified and comfortable lives. 

Counselling skills

Doing a counselling skills qualification isn't just about training to become a counsellor. Build counselling skills to help in work or volunteer roles in healthcare, education, HR or charities. Open up new work opportunities and find a job where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.  Counselling skills can help improve your communications skills, particularly listening skills, for any job role where you work with other people.

Short courses or long qualifications

From short courses to give you an insight into working in the NHS or in a care job. To longer qualifications such as a Certificate to Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care or a Diploma in Counselling Skills. 

Get the skills, confidence and qualifications you need for different roles in health and social care. 

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Personal Development: Introduction to Maternity Support

This 6 week level 1 course will prepare you to apply for the role of maternity support worker. It provides an introduction to the role of the MSW and some of the conditions which may be experienced by pregnant women and the new born baby. The course gives learners the skills and knowledge to be employed as a maternity support worker within local hospitals, it’s a direct route to employment and offers progression opportunities to further in-depth learning for maternity support at level 2.

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Fri 26/04/2024 -
Fri 21/06/2024
12:30pm - 2:30pm
6 sessions
Riverside Community Health Project (Newc
Carnegie Building
Atkinson Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Julia Charlton
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