A Carer's Journey - Exploring your options: work, volunteering or further training

Course code: UCZU007P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 11:00am

Friday

3rd Mar 2023 - 31st Mar 2023

Online

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

A short course that offers an opportunity to explore next steps. Whether you want to retrain, go back to work or consider volunteering, there is a chance to identify what you want to do.

This course is delivered Online using Zoom.

Who is this course for?
Any unpaid carer who is looking after someone with a long-term illness, special need or impairment is invited to join this online course.

What the course will cover:
This short course will help you to identify your skill set, explore what you would like to do next and what you might need to do to get what you want.

There will be opportunities to consider the various options available to enable you to make the right decision for you. Whether this means you will be returning to work after a break or facing a fresh start the course will help you decide. Perhaps you are thinking of volunteering to try out new ways of working or are considering returning to education. Participating in this short course will offer you the opportunity to explore all options as you contemplate your next step.

Course Outcomes
By participating in this course participants will have the opportunity to:

• identify your skill set and ways to be resilient
• make plans and set goals
• utilise the STAR method in your CV, covering letter, application form (usually in a further information section) and at interview.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Enrol on another course that is provided by ‘A Carer’s Journey’ programme.
This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers. It is specifically for unpaid carers who are looking after someone who has a long-term illness, special need or impairment.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
The course will include a mixture of presentations, discussion, group work and activities. Handouts will be provided.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be required to measure your progress by completing a RARPA form which represents the Recognition and Recording of your Progress and Achievement.