Adult Social Care Taster Week
Are you interested in a career in Adult Social Care?
The ASC Taster Week project was developed to promote careers in Adult Social Care to Milton Keynes schools/college students aged between 16 and 19 years old who are studying towards a Health and Social care qualification. Our vision is for young people in Milton Keynes to choose a career in adult social care having had the opportunity to experience the work taster.
The placement is for one week and includes an induction session where the students learn about topics to prepare them for their placement. For example: Safeguarding, Dementia, Learning Disabilities.
All students have a trained mentor to support and guide them whilst on their work taster.
The placements are at:
- Milton Keynes Council Adult Social Care day services (Learning Disability and Dementia)
- Camphill communities
- Fremantle trust
- Headway brain injury unit
- Lovatt Fields Retirement Village
The students gain a valuable experience and are also able to use the hours towards their qualification.
We have had over 100 student participants from 10 schools in Milton Keynes who have taken up this offer over the last 3 years. See for yourself…
The experience can develop into an apprenticeship (learn while you earn)!!
If you would like further information please contact Liz Richards or telephone 01908 257958 or 07970 606 150
Last Updated: 30 November 2017