There are many rewarding occupations within health and social care. Being able to help people in need can also give great job satisfaction, and health and social care skills are transferable to other areas of the health care profession
Our qualifications are suited to a range of job roles in many different workplaces including care homes, day centres, hospitals and even people’s homes. There are some great progression opportunities for those that work in health and social care, with the chance to specialise in certain areas of the sector
What Health and Social Care qualifications are available?
- Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care - for those who are new to a health and social care role or already in one which involves delivering care directly to clients and assisting them with daily living.
- Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care - for those who have supervisory responsibilities within a health and social care role, or are in a position to progress to a more senior level through training.
- Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care - for those who are in a care management role, e.g. care home manager,
What are the entry requirements?
In order to start a Health & Social care qualification, candidates must be in a paid work placement. You may be able to carry out these qualifications as a volunteer however please contact us for more information.
For those aged 16-24 you can undertake these qualifications as an Apprentice. Your work placement must be paid by the employer and be for at least 30 hours per week. By contacting us we can help you secure an Apprenticeship placement.
Are there any progression opportunities?
The Level 2 qualification offers many opportunities for progression. At this level you may have been working in a range of roles including: a care assistant, healthcare support assistant, support worker, substance misuse worker or personal assistant. You may decide you want to specialise further in your chosen field, or may use your skills and knowledge as an opportunity to access more senior roles.
Completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care will put candidates in a good position for progression onto Higher Education in subjects such as nursing or midwifery. Alternatively you may wish to progress into management of a nursing or residential home.
If you are a member of SPIC, funding for some qualifications may be available. Please contact SPIC to discuss eligibility. Click here to visit their website.