Who is the course for?

The course is for carers of any age or at any stage in their life or caring role who are interested in thinking about their situation, reflecting on their experiences and thinking about the present and their future. The process of reflection will help carers to identify and value the skills and qualities they have developed through their caring role.

The course can also be used by support workers and other non-carers to gain a clearer understanding of carers’ experiences, and to recognise the range of skills and qualities that people develop in a caring role.

The course includes information about career planning for young adult carers, or adult carers thinking about returning to work or to education they may have had to put on hold while caring. The course may be particularly valuable for those whose caring role has come to an end and who are thinking about their next steps.

Some carers may be interested in learning about something related to their caring role, to support them in providing the best care they can, or they may want to try something completely different. The Open Pathways to Higher Education [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] resource can help learners to plan their next steps.

Guide for facilitators

How long does it take?