Course overview

This is a pre-employment programme delivered online that is designed to support you into work within Adult Social Care. The programme will help you to prepare for work in a care setting. The programme consists of up to three elements: GMCA Care Certificate (where you will cover the theory elements of the Care Certificate), L1 Stress Awareness and L1 Mental Health Awareness (additional accredited courses you can join if suitable). Once you have completed the course with WEA, GM Careers will place you for a working interview in a social care setting. This is designed like a working interview, to give you the opportunity to try out the working environment.

Course description

WEA are working in partnership with GM Careers to deliver this pre-employment programme designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to work in Social Care. You must live in Greater Manchester to take part in this programme. The course will cover key elements of the Care Certificate (which all social care workers must undertake), it will support you to write a CV and prepare for interviews and it also includes a work placement at the end of the training. You will meet with GM Careers throughout the course to discuss your work placement. The placement is arranged in accordance with your preferences in role, as well as location. We will be learning together as a committed team, with some fun along the way. Once you have completed all of your online training, you will then undergo your voluntary placement in a social care setting – this is designed like a working interview, to give you the opportunity to try out the working environment! If you are happy with the employer, and the working interview goes successfully, this will then turn into a paid role with that employer.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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