There are many rewarding occupations within health and social care. Being able to help people in need can also give great job satisfaction, and health and social care skills are transferable to other areas of the health care profession.
County Training offers a selection of health and social care qualifications, including;
- Level 2 diploma in health and social care
- Level 3 diploma in health and social care
- Level 5 diploma in leadership in health and social care
This qualification will prove your level of competence and is recognised by employers. It can also be a real advantage when you are thinking of promotion or applying for other jobs. Care is a continually changing profession, so new skills can always be learned and shared.
You will learn
The skills and techniques of the job, covering all aspects of health and social care, such as:
- client's physical comfort
- personal care
- encouraging people to maintain their independence and individuality
These qualifications are adaptable and have been achieved by candidates working in residential homes, nursing homes, hospices, day care centres and homes for those with learning disabilities.
This qualification is for those working directly with clients and assisting them with daily living. Level 2 can take up to nine months to complete. Assessment will be carried out in your place of work, where our assessors will visit you on a regular basis. You will also be required to attend one of our training centres.
This qualification is for those working directly with clients and assisting them with daily living who have also extra responsibility supervising other carers. Level 3 can take up to 24 months to complete.
The Level 5 diploma in leadership for health and social care is aimed at individuals who lead social care provision in an adult setting, either as managers of the provision or as senior practitioner. It has been developed by Skills for Care and Development, and is the new QCF replacement for the Level 4 NVQ in leadership and management care services (LMCS4).
If you are a member of SPIC, funding for some qualifications may be available. Please contact SPIC to discuss eligibility. Click here to visit their website.
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