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Carefully Selected Social Care Courses to Equip You for Work in the Social Sector
There is no clear-cut definition of social care. It covers a wide range of services provided by local authorities and the independent sector to children and adults in need or at risk. Carers typically find themselves working in: care homes, clinics, hospitals, medical practices, and out in the community in the homes of people in need of their help.
The work can be, and often is, challenging, but it is so rewarding. Note what Karim Silmane said after changing careers and becoming a support worker with autistic people:
"I enjoy helping people to live individual lives with access to everyday things and choices. You can make a real change to someone's life and see how people develop over time with your support."
Social carers provide such support for people in many and varied situations including:
- Older people struggling to cope with their circumstances
- People with mental health problems
- The homeless
- People with learning or physical disabilities
- Those with alcohol or substance misuse
- Victims of domestic abuse
- Those involved in fostering, adoption and child protection
- Young offenders
- Families and carers under pressure
This vast variety of work prompted us to provide accredited general social care courses and selected health and social care courses that offer specialised training.
Our Most Popular Social Care Courses
Health and Social Care
Working in the health and social care sector can be a challenge but the rewards of making a difference in the lives of your vulnerable clients more than makes up for the day to day difficulties you may encounter. This course has been carefully constructed in line with the QCF requirements for the newly launched Diploma in Health and Social Care thus preparing you for work in this sector or giving you added confidence to continue enjoying your career.
Health and Social Care (Adults) Diploma QCF Level 3
This QCF listed distance learning course is most suitable if you are working or volunteering as a care worker because it includes practical assessment that needs approximately 100 hours work in a Real Work Environment. The qualification is based upon the Health and Social Care National Occupation Standards and is recognised by care providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and nursing universities and it carries 58 credits. The structure is ideal in that it allows unqualified carers to train and qualify whilst in work!
You can take up to 2 years to complete this all-inclusive health and social care course. There are 16 units dealing with a wide range of social care subjects. Upon successful completion you will receive 240 credits and could use these to apply to university for a one year degree course in. If you prefer to directly enter the Health and Social Care sector your prestigious qualification will help you to quickly progress in your chosen career whilst being able to fully enjoy your job.
Social Care with Children and Families
Do you want to work with children and families in a social context? If so, successfully completing this course could certainly help you on your way. For example when qualified you could apply for a job as a family support worker in community centres, refuge centres, nurseries or children’s homes. When working with children and families this meticulously prepared course will train you to follow proper procedures, take into account necessary factors and choose the appropriate course of action for the circumstances.