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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Diploma (Distance Learning)

This distance learning course is the ideal opportunity for adults looking to retrain to get an insight into working in the care sector.
You will be sent the resources and materials in a pack to complete over an eight week cycle. The course introduces you to topics such as communication awareness, skills and attitudes essential for working in the sector and the roles and responsibilities of the adult care worker.
The work books allow you to complete the course flexibly and in the comfort of your own home. However, you are also welcome to use the College library at our Paignton campus. The resources and materials will cover each topic in detail, allowing you to learn more about care work and the skills required to work in this sector.
Despite there being no formal classes, you will have the support of a tutor who can offer email tutorials. The suggested amount of time to work on this is approximately five to eight hours a week.
If you are aged 19 and over you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
Please note, you must be aged 19+ and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
AW1PTW1P Offsite 01/08/2019 - 31/07/2020 - 0 £15.00 Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts

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