Free of Charge

At the end of the programme you will have an understanding of:-

  • The areas of work and roles that are available in the Health, Social Care and Children’s Settings
  • The values that underpin health, social and children’s service provision
  • Protection of vulnerable adults and children
  • Human growth and development
  • Effective communication skills
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Working with others in health, social and children’s services
  • Maths and English skills development and how this relates to your work


You will achieve; The knowledge and skills to work safely in Health, Social Care and Children’s Settings. Oldham College Certificate in Preparation to Work in Health, Social Care and Children’s Settings.DBS Disclosure

Full Time Course

Keen interest in working in Health, Social Care and Children’s Settings
This course will enable you to develop your awareness of and understanding of the types of services and job roles that are available within the health, social care and children’s workforce to enable you to focus your career choice.  It will provide an introduction to the values, knowledge and skills that are required to enable workers to work safely and effectively in their settings. At the end of the course you will have completed your Criminal Records Service Check and have their DBS Disclosure so that they are ready to progress onto your next step without delay. The college will support you with the funding for this.


Nursery Worker, Health Care Support Worker, Care Assistant, Dental Nurse, Classroom Assistant.

Apprenticeship wage / Minimum wages

National Careers Advice

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development