Varsity Training launches Care Skills for Somerset Project

Varsity Training is delighted to announce the launch of the Care Skills for Somerset project. The project aims to deliver a FREE qualification to 1,000 unemployed, volunteers and those new to working in adult social care settings to create a trained, skilled, and sustained social care workforce across the region.

The course is free, and with the current measures in place due to COVID-19, we have worked hard on creating an online version of the course which allows learners the flexibility to work at their own pace and from their own home. On completion of the course, learners will be awarded the nationally recognised Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care by City and Guilds, the nations largest awarding body.

Richard Clark said, ‘We are so excited to launch this project. The need for adult social care workers continues to rise at a time when the system supporting that care is rapidly and significantly changing.

‘The course gives those wanting to work in the sector a valuable introduction into the role of a social care worker, and will provide local care employers the assurance that those that have completed the course will have received up-to-date support and guidance in order to provide adequate person-centred care.’

Those that complete the course will learn;

  • Principles of Communication
  • Principles of Personal Development
  • Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection
  • Induction to Duty of Care
  • Understand the Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Understand Person-Centred Approaches
  • Understand Health and Safety
  • Understand How to Handle Information

The first cohort will start in June, those interested should contact us through either our social media channels or by contacting for an application form and further details on the course. We also welcome enquiries from employers interested in up-skilling their existing workforce.

Please follow our dedicated Care Skills for Somerset social media pages.

Twitter – @CSCareSkillsforSomerset

Facebook – Care Skills for Somerset