How to Get into Social Care


You can join the sector with no previous experience, you just need to have empathy and a caring nature. You’ll receive all the training required to provide high levels of support through the induction process – a 12 week programme to achieve the Care Certificate.

You can apply for direct entry by deciding on a provider/partner you would like to work for. Visit our Provider/Partner page for more details or visit our vacancy page for current vacancies.



You may think apprenticeships are just for young people, yes you have to be at least 16 but there is no upper age limit. You may have just left school or college or you could be returning to work, changing career or unemployed. Whatever your circumstances, you could undertake an Apprenticeship.

The length of an Apprenticeship depends on the level you wish to achieve. For a Level 2 (Intermediate), this takes 12 months, Level 3 (Advanced), this takes 12-24 months and a Level 4+ (Higher level), takes 24-48 months.

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Did you know that Health and Social Care is one of the most popular Apprenticeships in Norfolk?


Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support Ltd  have been working on an exciting project – Care Connectors. This exciting project takes “real world” social care into the classroom.

Watch the video and find out more about working in care.


To work in social care, in any setting you will require a DBS check.