Our Preparing to Work in Care course includes all components below...
Preparing to Work in Care: Course OverviewUnderstanding of what care is.
Carer role and responsibilities.
The Principles of Care.
Promoting equality despite values, race and beliefs.
Providing equal opportunities for all.
Protecting vulnerable adults against prejudice and discrimination.
Staying dependable to your patients.
Keeping relationships professional.
Health and safety.
Basic manual handling.
Preparing to Work in Care FAQ
Employment in the care sector is not only a rewarding experience but a very serious undertaking. Potential trainees need to understand at a basic level the principles of care but also deal with aspects they may not have thought of. Our "Preparing to Work in Care" course gives a clear understanding of elements a trainee can expect to encounter when working in the sector. It is an ideal entry level course for anyone interested in working in care.
Careers in the care industry aren't just incredibly rewarding, many roles also come with additional benefits. These can include;
1) Job Flexibility - Some people find the flexibility of care shift patterns useful outside of the standard 9-to-5 job timeframe. Care workers' skills are vital for thousands of people every day meaning care work can be found 24/7. Working flexible hours may mean that other commitments such as to family, childcare, study or hobbies can work around a career in care.
2) Real Qualifications - Many employers in the care sector offer relevant on-the-job training to ensure their carers are qualified and meet legal requirements. In most cases this is ongoing, something that is ideal for professional and personal development.
3) Variety - The care industry is hugely diverse. A career as a care worker will mean different tasks, different experiences and the opportunity to meet different people on a monthly, weekly and even daily basis.
4) Perks - Many care roles come with impressive employee perks as part of the package. Aside from continued professional development other things such as loyalty schemes, pensions and financial remuneration (competitive salary, overtime and bonuses) all make the care industry more attractive.
5) Rewarding - Many in care work mention how rewarding and fulfilling their work is. Every day, a care worker is helping someone in need to make their life a lit bit easier. Personal relationships are formed sometimes for life between the carer, their patients and extended family. Over 70% of care workers cite the personal satisfaction of helping someone else as their primary motivation to work in care.
Will I learn about the legal responsibilities of care work?
The legal aspects of care work are extremely important. As a carer you have a responsibility not only to your patient but to anyone else you come into contact with in your daily work life. There is a code of conduct you must abide by, a set of standards you must follow and all must be done with dignity and respect of those around you. Our course helps prepare you for the legal requirements you must understand when working in care.
Ironically, jobs devoted to improving the wellbeing of others can be extremely stress-inducing themselves. To help those preparing to enter the health care industry we've created a PDF that offers advice on how to manage stress specifically for health care workers.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY OF MANAGING STRESS FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS HERE.
There are a number of attributes that make a good careworker. Key attributes include the ability to listen, good communication skills, a flexible approach and remaining reliable in the role. The following infographic shows a list of attributes a care worker should have.
Source: Carewatch Home Care
Prices vary depending on how many courses you need. Please view our pricing structure to find the package that best suits your organisation.
You can gain instant access to all our courses with our small monthly subscription, or pay as you go and buy each course either independently or in bulk. Subscriptions start from as little as 99p per user per month!
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CPD Standards Office accreditation provides credibility to our online courses that just aren't available with other e-learning providers. Via evidence-based accreditation you are ensuring your organisations standards are high and consistent, as well as offering employees engaging and substantive learning with which to enrich their careers.
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Do courses expire?
There is no expiry date on course credits. Once a credit has been bought it can be allocated at any time. However, should the credit have been allocated to the delegate, each learner then has 12 months to complete the course.
In other words, unallocated course credits have no expiry date. If for example you ordered 1000 licences, and allocated 600 courses in year 1, you would have 400 licences left to allocate in year 2.