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11th September 2018

York College is delighted to offer a brand new suite of Distance Learning courses in Health and Social Care this autumn, enabling students to study flexibly, at a time and place to suit them.

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Distance Learning courses in mental health, dementia care, understanding autism, adult social care, care planning, management of diabetes, end of life care and many others are ideal for anyone working in a health or social care environment, or looking to move into the sector. Some students are also interested in the courses for personal reasons, wanting to find out more information or gain a better understanding of a particular topic.

Carl Brooks has studied the Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care.  Carl previously worked in manufacturing before taking a career break to become a full-time carer. During this difficult time he experienced a variety of care services within the hospital, at home and in the local hospice.  He said: “The experience motivated me to learn more and the course provided a good overview of end of life care, and brought back memories of the care I was involved in whilst caring for my own family. The course dealt with end of life care in different cultures too, which I found fascinating as there are so many different things to take into consideration.”

Carl now works in a residential home for people with learning disabilities and autism and he has completed further courses to assist his career.  He says: “Distance Learning really works for me. The courses are well planned, set out and accessible and I enjoy working through the workbooks and assignments.  The work books also make very good reference guides which I refer to in my everyday work and practice. The courses have enabled me to build a new career in the care industry, which I really enjoy.”

Places are still available and most students over the age of 19 can study the Distance Learning courses for free, however prospective students are advised to contact the College to find out if they are eligible. For example, if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) an additional eligibility criteria may apply.

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