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Adult social care sector based work academy programme

This course is for people who are unemployed actively seeking work and are interested in working in the adult social care sector. You'll learn the skills and knowledge to prepare for work in the adult social care sector. If you're unemployed and actively seeking work, this course is free.

You'll learn:

  • skills and knowledge to work in adult social care
  • what job opportunities are available in adult social care
  • impartial advice from Derbyshire Careers Service
  • what other skills and qualifications may be required

Work outside of sessions

You may be given tasks or activities to practise or prepare between sessions.

There is an expectation that you will complete work outside of the sessions in your own time. Your tutor will give you guidance.

Pre-course support

You'll be invited to attend a short online digital skills session prior to the course, to make sure that you feel confident using an online learning platform when attending your course.

Additional costs and what to bring

As this course is completely online, you can work from home. You'll need a device to access the course and participate in the online sessions. You'll take part in a range of activities and discussions and produce a written portfolio which you'll submit by email to your course tutor.

Progression from this course

You'll be offered support by the pathways to health and social care advisor and the Derbyshire Careers Service in preparing to apply for jobs in adult social care at the end of this course. You can also join one of our maths, English or IT classes to gain a qualification.

You'll gain a NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care.

For more information contact Hazel Jones, email