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College To Offer Free Distance Learning Care Courses

Tue, 2002-06-04 01:00

East Durham College is happy to announce that it is offering a number of distance learning courses completely free of charge.

The level 2 courses on offer are aimed at people already working in the care sector and include Safe Handling of Medicines, Dementia, End of Life, Mental Health and Equality & Diversity.

Each course runs between 10 and 16 weeks. During this time students will receive an induction from their tutor at their place of work and also receive a course pack.

Students will then be assessed by filling in workbooks which will be collected and marked by their tutors on arranged dates for each of the units marked out in an action plan put together by them and their tutor.

Once all the units have been successfully completed the learner will be issued with a certificate from the governing body stating the course and units they have passed.

Joy Shipley, Distance Learning Co-ordinator, at East Durham College, believes this is a fantastic opportunity for people in the care industry to gain some valuable extra qualifications.

Joy said: “It’s great to be able to offer these courses to people in the care industry free of charge.

“The courses are a great chance for people to gain extra qualifications, improving their skills and CV, for no charge – all with the fantastic support of our tutors we have here at the College.

“We hope that a number of people and companies will come forward to make the most of this fantastic opportunity.”

For more information on the courses and how to take part call Joy Shipley on 0191 518 8223 or 07903 264 588 or e-mail Joy.Shipley@eastdurham.ac.uk