A scheme for unemployed people who want to work in adult care, run by City of Wolverhampton College, has led to three local people securing jobs.
The free two-week sector gateway into adult social care is an introductory course for people who want to work in the field and, on successful completion of the programme, they are guaranteed an interview with an employer looking to recruit staff to work in adult care settings.
The course covers working in adult social care, person-centred care, safeguarding, risk assessments, privacy and dignity, emergency first aid, moving and handling, infection control, andequality and diversity.
Participants also develop important employability skills – such as team working, time keeping and communication – as well as guidance on how to apply for jobs, help with producing a CV and how to prepare for an interview.
Four people took part in the latest course – which was delivered online during the most recent college shutdown due to coronavirus restrictions – and three have gained positions as community care assistants with Secure Healthcare Solutions, based at Grand Station in Sun Street, Wolverhampton.
For details of the course contact the college’s employability team on 01902 317710.
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