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Taking a health and social care course with Basegreen Academy has many advantages. It can help you if you’re starting out in your career and contribute to your professional development. In additon to this, you’ll be better equipped to meet the needs of the people you support.

Choose a healthcare course with us and you’ll get tuition from experts in their field who will be with you every step of the way helping build up your skill set, whether you need help with communication, teamwork or digital knowledge. You’ll get to know good practice for handling information, learn how to plan and assess care, and gain transferable skills that will open up career opportunities.

Why choose one of our health and social care courses?

You will have your own reasons for taking a health care course or social care course. Perhaps you are one of those people who really wants to progress their career in the health or social care sector, or maybe you are interested in getting into these highly esteemed professions, or maybe you need to brush up on your existing skills. Whether you want to learn the basics or explore leadership, we allow you to study in your own time and at your own pace.

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Why take a health or social care course?

1.Embark on you career in health and social care

You could be entry level or management material, but whatever stage you are in your career we have a health or social care course to help you to achieve your goals. For example, those who are just starting out in their career in childcare, can take the Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) which is designed to support learners who want to work in residential childcare and who have not previously achieved an existing relevant qualification.

2. Stay relevant

Taking a health or social care course with us is a great way to identify any gaps in your health or social care knowledge. This might be because your training was a long time ago, or you may want to find out about new legislation and changes in working practice. Our training courses are a fantastic way to stay relevant in this fast-paced working environment, and if you’re heading for promotion, it’s a savvy move to make.

3. Specialise

Taking an accredited course that focuses on one kind of care tells others that you are serious and want to hone your expertise. You may want to choose work that is exclusively with the elderly, for example, and focus on the assistance and types of care they require. Or your area of focus could be children and young people, the terminally ill, people with learning difficulties or work in the mental health sector.

4. Obtain a promotion

Aspiring managers can move quickly through the ranks in health and social care with the right qualifications. A course such as the TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by leaders.

Day-to-day, leaders in health and social care are required to listen and communicate with those around them. Especially important is preparing and writing reports and assessing the needs of vulnerable clients. There are areas in this sector that you may be good at and others which you may feel unsure about. However, what a professional course will do for you, is that it will ensure that you are equipped to deal with everything that will come your way.

Important skills like attention to detail, ensuring national quality standards are met, and the ability to manage budgets are all important. Completing a health and social care course in your own time is also an excellent way to demonstrate your commitment to these procedures.

5. Explore options for your future

Health and social care courses will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are sought after in other areas. Having the self-discipline to study in your own time, being able to research and carry out academic assignments are all assets that will stand you in good stead if you decide to branch out into other professions such as social work, teaching or working in the community. By completing one of our courses you will show future employers that you mean business!

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What types of health and social care courses are available?

Those looking for professional development into new areas will find a range of courses to suit them and their needs.

Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
A fantastic beginner course that equips those starting out in their childcare career with a qualification.

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Residential Childcare
A course aimed at those in leadership roles who will be able to hone their abilities and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Children, Young People and Children in the Community (RQF)
Another leadership course that gives you the knowledge and skills to lead/manage others within the community aspect of health and social care services.

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Advanced Safeguarding Adults and Children for Managers
Individuals working within Health and Social Care in the role of Designated Officer or Manager can ensure they can provide the best possible care by completing the Advanced Safeguarding Adults and Children for Managers programme which covers advanced safeguarding and DOLs.

Level 2 Award in Mental Capacity Act inc DOLs
Similarly the Level 2 Award in Mental Capacity Act inc DOLs is a qualification for healthcare support workers that gives them an overview of the Mental Capacity Act and DOLS, helping to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to deal with situations relating to mental capacity.

Level 2 Award in Safeguarding
Safeguarding is crucial in health and social care settings and this course gives learners all the knowledge they need to be able to act when a vulnerable young person is at risk.

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If you’d like to see the some examples of careers that exist in the health and social care sector, you can take a look on the Government website.