#HC-02-57 Step into Social Care

  • Categories Healthcare
  • Duration 18h
  • Total Enrolled 2
  • Last Update February 5, 2021

About Course

City & Guilds Group


Successfully apply your skills to become a great social care worker

Discover how your skills and talents might make you the perfect fit for a social care career, and get careers advice on how to search for a job and ace an interview.

This course has been created with employers in mind – alongside world-leading skills development specialists at City & Guilds – meaning you’ll come away with the tools and knowledge you need to apply for work in social care.

Decide if a social care career is right for you

There are currently over 100,000 social care job vacancies in the UK alone. There is a unique opportunity for people to transfer their experience and talents into a growing sector – since 2009, the number of adult social care jobs have increased by 22%.

On this course, you’ll complete a self-assessment to find out if social care work is right for you, and the transferable skills you possess that might make you attractive to social care employers.

You’ll learn about the attitudes and behaviours employers are looking for, and how to showcase your drive to work in social care, helping your application to stand out.

Gain a digital credential from City & Guilds

With renowned skills experts at City & Guilds, you’ll explore why safety and safeguarding are crucial for employers, carers, and those being cared for, and identify core social care roles and responsibilities.

You’ll leave with a digital credential from City & Guilds that you can use to prove your training and start searching for job opportunities, armed with the learning you need to support your transition into an exciting new career.


What topics will you cover?

  • What makes a great social care worker?
  • Roles and career opportunities in social care
  • Utilising your skills and experience so far
  • Job opportunities in social care


Who will you learn with?

I am a qualified and registered social worker with over 30 years experience in all aspects of social care work.
I also work with City & Guilds as a Consultant on their care qualifications.


Who developed the course?

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We support over 4 million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

What Will I Learn?

  • Identify whether social care is for you
  • Describe key social care settings, employers and regulators in the UK
  • Identify key social care roles and their responsibilities
  • Describe the role of safety and safeguarding for employers, carers, and those being cared for
  • Summarise the core values and behaviours fundamental to the social care sector
  • Identify existing skills and experience for roles in the social care sector
  • Develop the skills to search for a job and prepare for an interview

Topics for this course

13 Lessons18h

Welcome to the course?

We will begin by thinking about what makes a great social care worker and how this course can help you decide whether you have the potential to work in the care sector.
Welcome VIDEO (02:43)00:02:43
Course activities and learning ARTICLE

Introducing the care sector?

In this section we are going to look at the range of job opportunities and who might need social care as well as busting a few myths and misunderstandings about social care.

Life as a care worker?

There are lots of different jobs available in social care, and no two days are alike, whichever role you may choose. We'll hear from people working in the care sector to find out more.


So what have you learnt this lesson?

Student Feedback


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I have really enjoyed all the courses I have done so far. It’s a really good platform to learn and keep your mind occupied during these uncertain times.


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is for anyone currently considering a career in social care – it will introduce you to the social care sector and help you decide if working in social care is for you. This course will allow you to consider all employment and progression opportunities available in social care.