Introduction to Care: 25th April Start Date

After the success of first Shetland UHI Introduction to Care course, two more dates for the course has been announced.

25th April 2022

23rd May 2022

This 6-week, part time, on-line tutor supported course is ideal for those who enjoy working with people, are compassionate, have a sense of fun and are seeking a new rewarding career helping others live their lives to the full.

Participants will be able to work through the learning materials at their own pace, extending their learning through videos and links to further information. A college tutor will be available to provide support and encouragement to ensure participant engagement with all the topics, and to monitor progress.

At the end of the course your online tutor will help you to decide what to do next, either into employment, or further courses. You will be awarded a Certificate which will help support you with your next steps.

The course is ideal for those who are unemployed or on temporary contracts. 

Jane Haswell, Lecturer, says of the course:

"Over six weeks you have access to the high level of online materials which you complete at your own pace. There are then weekly small group online meetings to explore what working in Social Care in Shetland is like. This includes relaxed discussions each week with Senior staff who provide the real insight into working within their teams as well as the specific job opportunities and application processes. Each participant has two individual meetings with the tutor looking at their own situation and what their next steps will be. This can be an introduction and visit to the area they would like to work or using the support offered to preparing for interview. We will offer this course online or in class depending on the groups wishes. 

If you are at a stage in your life where you are considering a move or return to working in the many different areas of Care in Shetland, I would recommend this short and focused course. You will have individual support to understand the different areas of work and explore the practicalities as well as the skills and knowledge required. The groups are small and friendly with the opportunity to learn from others whilst being guided and supported by an experiences tutor. There is no exam or assignment however you do work your way through the materials and gain an excellent basis of knowledge and a completion certificate. Social Care is a highly valued role within Shetland and you can be part of the professional, sensitive, and skilled support at different times and areas of a person's life journey. Do get in touch and we can discuss this opportunity with you."

You can find out more about the course here or contact or call Susan on (01595) 771421.

The course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria. Use the contact details above to contact us to find out more.