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Care Sector Skills Training

ATL will be delivering Care Sector Skills Training Workshops over Easter, covering 5 NCFE and City & Guilds accredited qualifications. This flexible programme allows you to complete all 5 courses or just choose one or two, it’s up to you! Funding is available, subject to eligibility.

Training includes:

Level 1 Award in Mental Health Awareness: This qualification aims to: raise awareness of the issues surrounding mental health difficulties | dispel some of the myths and misconceptions frequently linked to mental health issues | develop learner’ knowledge of the rights of those with mental health issues.

Level 1 Award in Nutrition and Health: This qualification aims to: develop learners’ understanding of the importance of eating healthily and maintaining hydration | develop learners’ understanding of food choices and how to make healthy choices | help learners plan a healthy diet for self and others | increase understanding of eating disorders, the connections between food and feelings, and ways to seek help and support.

Level 2 Award in Stroke Awareness: This qualification aims to develop knowledge of: different types of stroke | the signs and symptoms of stroke and their effects | how to respond in an emergency stroke incident.

Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia: You will complete four mandatory units for this qualfication, including: Dementia awareness | The person-centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia | Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia.

Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection: This qualification develops the knowledge and awareness of the causes of infection and how these can be managed and controlled. It has been specifically designed for the health and social care sector and covers preventing the spread of infection, cleaning and waste disposal processes and current legislation.

Some of the units covered are included within the care cerfiticate, whis is required for paid employment within the care industry – giving you a head start!

All of these qualifications can help you progress or lead to various job roles, such as: Care assistant/Support worker |Healthcare assistant |Community based care assistant | Team leader/First line supervisor. The average Salary for these careers is: £17,000 to £27,000 per year!

Come along to the course induction on Tuesday 27th or Thursday 29th March!