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Primary Care & Community Support Workers
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Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Certificate
Primary Care & Community Support Workers

Undergraduate course
Health

Enhance your approach to caring and hone your support skills to contribute to the health and wellbeing of your clients

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    City Campus
Applications for this should be made by 31st August. Applications after this date may still be considered.

Your Course

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You will be able to complete much of your study through e-learning, distance learning and work-based activities.
Entry Requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should be working in or about to commence work in in a support worker role in a field commensurate with the course. Applicants should normally have GCSE grade C or above in English Language and Maths, applicants who do not have English as their first language should have IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or an equivalent award. Written support is required from your manager for completion of the course including proficiency in literacy and numeracy to the required standard, access to and ability to carry out word processing, use of online learning tools in a virtual learning environment, allocation of a mentor in practice, approval for release to attend the taught sessions and also time to complete the assessments associated with the course. You are also required to submit a 250-500 word personal statement detailing your reasons for applying for this course, your relevant communication, numeracy and ICT skills, your knowledge skills and values which are compatible with working in this area, a commitment to personal development and learning and reflection on how the course will be of benefit to you.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Careers

  • Jane Phillips

Careers

Jane Phillips
Product Design Engineer, GR Electricals

MSc Health & Community Care

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“I have worked for 30 years, and I have been surprised about the difference studying has made. My course allows me to take a new perspective on my role and question how and why I do things, which is making a positive difference to my clients and me.

MODULES & LEARNING

You will develop key skills and learn information on how to develop your ability to enhance your personal capabilities within the workplace.

This module will provide you the knowledge and practice competence in supporting teams with teams who focus their care in a primary care and community setting. You will be involved in learning a range of different caring and supportive skills that you will encounter in practice.

You will enhance your awareness of patient/client/family/community focused approaches by developing communication skills and understanding codes of practice, boundaries and professionalism

We offer this course to provide you with the opportunity to improve your understanding and practice of health and social care, while at the same time working in the profession. Therefore you will be able to complete much of your study through e-learning, distance learning and work-based activities, so it can fit around your other commitments.
  • Leeds Beckett University
    Paul Mackreth Paul Mackreth
    Course Director

    This course enhances the skills you use as a Support Worker through learning on campus, practicing skills at work and discussing these on-line. The lecturing team facilitate your learning and value the high-quality of care that Support Workers offer.

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FEES & FUNDING
The majority of places available are for staff who are either seconded from their employer or hosted by an NHS provider service. Eligible students will have their fees paid by Yorkshire and Humber LETB and may continue to receive a salary. Applications are also welcomed from non NHS employers or self-funding students. Fees for self-funding students are available on request fees@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Clinical Skills Suite
    Clinical Skills Suite

    The £1 million suite has been designed to meet the learning needs of a range of health professionals, with specialist equipment in purpose-built rooms enabling a variety of sessions to be carried out in a suitable and safe environment.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Next Undergraduate Open Day

If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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