Liverpool Social Care Partnership provides free training to people 19+ who are claiming Job Seekers Allowance, ESA WRAG (Work Related Activity Group), Universal Credit or Income Support and are interested in working in Adult Social Care.
Please note if you are not in receipt of any of the above benefits, please contact us to discuss a place, as some other benefits may apply.
These programmes are designed to provide essential preparation in terms of awareness, knowledge, skills and competency for people who are about to take up work in the Care Sector or are aiming to do so in the future. They are based as close as possible on the standards set by the Sector.
The course runs over a period of approximately 8 to 11 weeks, with training sessions being held over 2 or 3 days per week, each training session will be 10am until 4.30pm. These sessions will help you build up your portfolio of work which includes certificates like Food Safety, Health and Safety and First Aid.
Once you have completed the course you will also gain a nationally accredited NCFE Level 1/2 'Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care' qualification.
In addition to the Level 1/2 qualification, you will also cover a number of other topics, For example: Infection Control, Dementia Awareness, Administration of Medication, Disability Awareness alongside the main.
To start the course you do not need to have any prior qualifications, however, basic skills will be assessed. This means that a short English and Maths paper will be completed to assess the level of support you may require. Attending the course will not affect your benefits as it stays below the 16 hour threshold. We, as Liverpool Social Care Partnership, work closely with JobCentre Plus, Adult Learning Services and Liverpool in Work to deliver free, accredited Health and Social Care pre-employment training.
If you are interested in attending, course information days are held at intervals throughout the year.