Primary Care & Community Support Workers
Enhance your approach to caring and hone your support skills to contribute to the health and wellbeing of your clients
About the Primary Care & Community Support Workers Undergraduate course
If you want to enhance your job skills while still working as a Primary Care and Community Support Worker, our part-time course will help you develop in your role and further contribute to the health and wellbeing of your clients. Your study will include developing caring and supportive attitudes to use when working with the public, the concepts and value of lifelong learning to improve the quality of service, and understanding why, when and how to use skills specific to a field of community practice.
You will combine your studies with your role in a health and social care organisation. Designed to fit around your professional development needs, our course will help you take on more responsibility and develop skills that are transferable across different organisations.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
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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 ApplicantsOur 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.
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
Paul Mackreth Paul MackrethCourse 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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