A Carer's Journey - You Matter Too!

Course code: UCZS108P

Subject area: A Carer’s Journey

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday

26th Feb 2021 - 26th Mar 2021

Off Site

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

As a carer we can face difficult emotions managing the needs of our loved one. It can be an exhausting time with little time for you, the carer, but you matter too! This short course offers a chance to explore how to manage these difficult feelings and to consider the benefits of being more self-compassionate and kind to yourself.

We can often berate ourselves and tell ourselves we should have done more or done things differently. However, if someone else was saying similar things to us we are likely to show compassion toward them and encourage them to accept they did their best. When we cultivate self-compassion we learn to be less self-critical and we are more likely to accept that no one is perfect. With self-compassion, when we feel responsible for something not working out the way we wanted, we can respond with kindness and compassion rather than constantly judging ourselves negatively and being self-critical. This course will explore ways to cultivate self-compassion, manage your emotions and challenge negative thoughts that contribute to negative feelings.


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.

This course is provided as part of A Carer's Journey programme that has been developed in partnership with Action for Carers and is specifically for people who are looking after someone who has a long term illness 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 2020 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 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As 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 also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tution 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.