Social Care & Early Years

Health and Social Care - Training

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: A00001 NAF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey

Essentials

Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 28th June 2019
Information Event: Y


What is Training for Success?
Training for Success is all about giving you the tools and the confidence to find work. It focuses on the extra learning you may need and like an apprenticeship the trainee spends most of their time with an employer – on work placement, typically three days per week. The rest of the week is spent at college working towards qualifications.  The scheme is government-funded.  We will work with you to choose the right level.

Unlike apprenticeships, those completing a Training for Success course are not paid by the employer providing their work placement. Instead, they receive travel expenses and a weekly Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) of £40 which is not means-tested and bonus payments of up to £360 over two years.

At the College our training support officers will help you find your work placement.  We secure placements for around 98% of trainees.

Details and Restrictions
Those on the scheme must be 16 or 17-years-old
Young people with a disability are eligible up to 22-years-old and those from an in-care background up to 24-years-old

What is an Apprenticeship?
As an apprenticeship you are employed as full-time members of staff and typically work for an employer four days a week. One day a week is spent at college, studying for nationally-recognised qualifications in the same profession as the apprenticeship.

  • You must find your own employer
  • Some employers may requir GCSEs on entry
  • It might be possible to do an apprenticeship with a current employer
  • You work all year round, but your College classes run from September to July
  • Employers pay for the day the apprentice is in college, meaning you will receive a full-time wage at least in accordance with the national minimum wage

Details and restrictions

  • Apprentices must be aged 16 or above. Restrictions apply for those over 25.
  • Employers must be based in Northern Ireland
  • ApprenticeshipNI 2017 part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) and the Department for the Economy (DfE)


Course Content

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge designed to prepare you for entry into the health and social care industry.

Units include:

  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Rights in Health and Social Care
  • Individual Needs in Health and Social Care
  • Ensuring Safe Environments in Health and Social Care

Will I complete a work placement? For the Training course, the College is committed to ensuring that all trainees benefit from the opportunity to undertake work placement through Training for Success programmes.

What will I gain? 

  • Technical Award and or NVQ in Health and Social Care.
  • Good practical skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • City & Guilds Essential Skills in Numeracy, Literacy & ICT (If applicable) City & Guilds Employability Award City & Guilds Personal & Social Skills Award
  • Access to the Digital Learning Environment (DLE)

Special Features

You will be allocated a personal tutor to help you throughout the course. The College also offers learning support and guidance.


Assessment Methods

Continuous assessment throughout the course and online portfolio building.


  • You must have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16 (up to 22 yrs for those who require additional support and 24 yrs for those in care).
  • Apply online and attend an information session.
  • Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable).


Newtownabbey
400 Shore Road
Newtownabbey
BT37 9RS
028 9085 5000

Contact

Maura McMackin

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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