Health and Social Care
Working in care can be a challenging but satisfying career choice.
According to Government projections, the number of people aged 85 or over will almost double between 2010 and 2026, rising from 1.2 million (2.3% of the population) to two million (3.5% of the population).
This means there will be a greater need for people to care for our ageing population.
Could you be one of those people?
Visit Skills for Care to find out more.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, while earning a salary.
Apprenticeships are government backed training schemes aimed at people aged over 16. As an Apprentice, you will be employed in your chosen industry and receive on-the-job training from your employer if you don’t already have Maths and English GCSEs at Grade C or above you will also work towards achieving a Maths and or English qualification as part of your course. .
Bowling College offers a range of Apprenticeships. For further information contact the college.
Adult Health and Social Care
You can find out more about the Adult Health and Social Care Apprenticeship by visiting the National Apprenticeship Website.
We also offer Apprenticeships in Childcare, Customer Service and Business Administration. For more information please contact us.
TRAINEESHIPS are a Government initiative allowing young people age 19 – 24 to gain valuable work experience and work towards additional qualifications.
If you enroll as a Trainee with Bowling College we will provide you with a two week college based programme where you will be able to review and develop the skills and qualities required to secure employment. After your 2 week work preparation training, we will find you a 6 week (minimum) work placement where you will be able to demonstrate your skills, interest and commitment to working in Health and Social Care, Childcare, Customer Service or Business Administration.
In many cases where you demonstrate the skills and attitudes the employer wants, there will be the opportunity to convert your work placement experience in to paid employment, possibly as an Apprentice. You will also have the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills up to GCSE level.
‘Stella’ age 19 was looking for a career in Health & Social Care.
She applied to join the Bowling College Traineeship programme in
the hope that it would lead to paid employment.
Following an interview and assessment 'Stella was accepted on
the Traineeship Programme. During the first two weeks of her
course college staff worked with ‘Stella’ to develop her
understanding and the qualities and skills she needed to be a care
worker. They contacted one of the many local organisations
committed to offering students work experience and arranged for
‘Stella’ to have an interview with a local employer.
Before her interview Stella was very nervous, but with the support
of college staff she was able to prepare well, practice her interview
skills and overcome her anxiety. Her interview was a success.
‘Stella’ excelled on her placement and was offered part-time work
on a casual basis on the Bank Staff register. ‘Stella’ continued to
work hard and it was not too long before she proved her worth and
was offered a full time post. ‘Stella’ loves her job; she is now
working full-time and making good progress as a Level 2 Health
and Social Care Apprentice.
If you would like to know more about the Bowling College Traineeship programme, please get in touch, call 01274 773310, complete our on line application form or email email@example.com.
We offer a wide range of distance learning courses to meet the needs of those working in the Health and Social Care sector. For more information about the range of courses available please select a Course Topic below: