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Working in Health Care – Skills Bootcamp

Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer. 

Join our Health Care Skills Bootcamp and explore the opportunities in this exciting industry. This program is designed to equip learners with the essential skills and knowledge needed to kickstart a successful career in the healthcare sector.

This course is focused on careers in health care, with the aim of providing you with employability and basic study skills with an up-to-date view of the healthcare sector.

During the course, you will gain a general introduction to health care and then move on to more sector-specific issues and topics.

You will also look at all care standards from a theoretical viewpoint and look at the underpinning values in the sector. You will also develop your communication skills for the sector.

Much of your learning will be through focused discussions with a self-assessment of your understanding of the knowledge you have gained, with suggestions for further reading and extension activities.

The practical sessions of first aid and manual handling are threaded through the course.

Careers research will be targeted towards your current experience and career goals.

Students who complete the course are guaranteed a job interview in the sector.

You will be required to attend each Friday for 12 weeks from 20/9/2024 to 19/12/2024.

This is a certificated course.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB668
Level : Level 3
Duration : 13 Weeks

Cost : Free

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Course details


You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as case studies, workbooks, questionnaires and practical skills.

Entry Requirements

This Skills Bootcamp involves a commitment of 72 hours taught in person at our North Devon Campus.


Progression from this course includes a job interview with a local employer or use of the Skills Bootcamp to improve your responsibilities and/or prospects within your current role. In addition, you can progress on to one of our full-time Level 3 or 4 courses in Health & Social Care.

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

Tom Chambers

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