Course for care workers

Care workers and people looking to move into the industry are on the path to success, thanks to City of Wolverhampton College.

Working with JobCentre Plus and Leyland Care Home, the college’s Community, Employment and Traineeship Team has launched a course to help fill some of the vacancies that are being created due to the care home’s expansion.

Over a three week course students find out what it is like to work in adult social care, and learn about equality and diversity, safeguarding, mental health awareness, infection control, food hygiene and first aid.

They also completed a work experience placement, and once the course is finished have a guaranteed interview for a job.

Greg Ley, age 22, said: “The course has been really eye opening and interesting and I now have a better idea of what is required to work in the health sector.”

The programme was offered as part of the Sector Based Work Academy, a government initiative aimed at getting people who are receiving benefits into employment as well as helping businesses to obtain high quality staff with the right skills for the job.

For further details of courses for jobseekers contact JobCentre Plus or the City of Wolverhampton College’s Community, Employability and Traineeship Department on 01902 317710.

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