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Preparing for Work in a Social Care Setting

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Key information

Course code


Subject Area

Social care


Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

Start date





31 Oct 2020
4 weeks

- Fees subject to change
- For international fees, discounts and payment options go to Fees Information section

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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.

This course is a free taster course for people looking as entering a career in care.

You will learn about the values and practices needed to work in a care setting. 

What I'll learn

Learn about various aspects of working in social care, skills to communicate clearly, what opportunities are available to you after completing the course and how this certificate can help you further your goals and allow you to make the kind of positive impact that you want to make.


How I'll learn

You will learn in a supportive and enthusiastic environment.


How I'll be assessed

Upon completion of this course, you will be given an introduction certificate in care and have a raised awareness of the skills needed to work in the care sector. 

You can use this in an applicaiton to a Level 2 Diploma in adult care.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.