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Newark College students benefit from practical experience on new care course

Students on a new course at Newark College will be immersed in practical experience to help prepare them for the world of work.

Care College gives training experience to ensure students leave well-prepared for their careers in care.

The college has worked with industry partners to design the course to ensure it provides the skills and knowledge employers want.

Care course at Newark College 2020 (42389719)
Care course at Newark College 2020 (42389719)

This means, for the first time in the UK, students who complete the course will leave with the nationally-recognised gold standard care qualification, the Care Certificate. Students will also gain a level 2 and/or level 3 care qualification.

Penny Taylor, advanced curriculum coach at Newark College, said: “Care College provides a fantastic opportunity to get industry-ready.

“The course means all students will have completed extensive industry placements in a variety of care settings and will be guaranteed a job or apprenticeship interview with one of our industry partners.”

Care College provides the training and qualifications for careers in caring, nursing and support work.

The college says the course is for intelligent, compassionate, empathetic and practical young people who want to care for some of the most vulnerable in the community.

Students will be immersed in industry settings to gain knowledge and experience, including technical training in caring for the elderly, those with special educational needs, and those with behavioural issues.

They will also learn general practical care skills including cookery, cleaning, household management and household budgeting to help support people in their own homes.

Care College also places emphasis on confidence, emotional intelligence, problem solving, IT skills, literacy and numeracy, which employers say are essential.

Places are still available on the course. To enrol, go to www.lincoln college.ac.uk

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