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Norfolk Care Academy returns with second round of free training

Norfolk County Council, 22 April 2022 00:00

The Norfolk Care Academy is offering candidates another opportunity to join the social care sector, with free training and a guaranteed job interview.

The free online course, which follows a successful pilot scheme in February, starts on Monday 16 May and runs until Friday 20 May 2022, with daily lessons and workshops taking place from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The course includes training from Adult Learning and one to one support from a mentor.

Successfully completing the course will see candidates awarded the Level 1 accreditation in - Preparing for Work in Adult Social Care and the Introductory Awareness of Person-centred Support in Health, Social Care. In addition, mentors will support candidates to develop other skills needed to secure a job, including creating a CV and preparation for an interview.

Applications close on Monday 9 May. For more information and to apply, visit the Norfolk Care Careers and Jobs website . Candidates will be contacted for an informal chat before course registration can take place.

Candidates will need to complete an introductory IT session on Friday 13 May before the course gets underway the following Monday.

Following the free one-week course, candidates will be part of a guaranteed interview scheme with local care providers.

Cllr Bill Borrett, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: "Following the success of our pilot scheme, which gave candidates a chance to learn about and prepare for a career in the social care sector, we're expanding this course to give others the same opportunity. From application, through training to a guaranteed interview, this course will give candidates a doorway to a new and varied career, with its own specialisations, opportunities for development and promotion."

The course is open to anyone aged 19 or over who has lived in the UK for the past 3 years. Norfolk Care Academy is supported by Norfolk County Council, working in partnership with Adult Learning.

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:43

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