JAMES Watt College is offering a range of courses starting in August for anyone interested in taking their first steps to a career in care.
Intermediate 1 Care is an ideal course for those who wish to progress on to further study within the care sector. It offers a taster in child care, health care and social care and students will gain an understanding of all three sectors before deciding what route they wish to pursue further. Candidates can progress on to Intermediate 2 Health Care, Intermediate 2 Social Care or Intermediate 2 Early Education and Childcare.
Anne Campbell, development manager at the college, said: “This course really is a good place to start. It is aimed at people who are unsure what area of the care sector they wish to work in. Students will gain an insight into each of these three sectors, enabling them to make an informed choice of what area of study they wish to progress to and ultimately to gain employment in.”
‘Prepare to Care’, another course starting at the college this August, is designed for those interested in gaining employment as a care worker. The course incorporates the Health and Social Care (Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2) - the minimum qualification which is required for employment and registration in the Care sector in Scotland.
The course offers practical skills in a care setting, including a work placement in a care home. Students will develop the knowledge and skills relevant to health and social care in addition to learning about the needs of older people, first aid and health and safety. No formal qualifications are required for entry to this course, although candidates will be expected to have an interest in the care sector and attend a personal interview.
For more information on care courses at James Watt College call 01475 724433. The college is also holding an information day on Thursday 9 August between 2 and 7pm.