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Title: THT open HIV City & Guilds course for 2010
Post by: kevinkelleher on December 28 2009, 01:16 pm
From January 26, HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust will be running a three month City & Guilds course in Understanding HIV and AIDS.

The distance learning based course is structured into three units with two face to face study days held in central London and an estimated 44 hours of study time to complete the course.

The qualification is designed for people interested in HIV and AIDS or working in a role where knowledge of the issue would be beneficial to their work. It’s ideal for people who work in a variety of roles including nurses, GP reception staff, voluntary workers, probation officers, police officers, teachers, social services staff, staff in drug support services and residential care services as well as interested individuals.

Joanna Hurren Head of Function at City & Guilds said “The course could help to open the door to a career in the HIV sector. Alternatively, it could help to support a person’s career development if they are already working in a role where it’s beneficial to be aware of the issues relating to HIV and AIDS.”

Areas of study on the course include: Transmission and prevention of HIV, Stigma and discrimination in HIV and AIDS, plus managing HIV and AIDS.

Jackie Redding, Director of Social Care and Service Development for THT said: “We’re delighted to be running this course in London. It aims not only to raise awareness of HIV but also to reduce the stigma that still exists.  I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and find out more.”

Title: Re: THT open HIV City & Guilds course for 2010
Post by: kevinkelleher on December 28 2009, 01:52 pm