How to Get into Social Care

DIRECT ENTRY

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.

 

 

APPRENTICESHIP

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.

To find out more visit www.apprenticeshipsnorfolk.org

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

 

CARE CONNECTORS

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.


 

NORFOLK COMMUNITY LEARNING SERVICE

Developing local individuals and organisations to reach their potential – for themselves, their community and the economy

Functional Skills Maths

We use maths in almost every aspect of our daily lives and we all need to use it well to reach our goals. We know that many people struggle with maths in everyday situations and that’s where NCLS Functional Skills maths courses can help!

On the Functional Skills courses you will develop your skills, gain confidence in your maths and get qualifications that can boost your CV, improve your opportunities of finding work, understand maths in everyday life from understanding figures in the news, your personal finances and help you to study on vocational courses.

In our classes you will work in a friendly and relaxed group and we encourage group support. Your tutor will help you to develop your skills and confidence. They will also embed aspects of everyday ICT, English and advice about other courses so you feel confident to tackle life and move ahead. Follow this link to see classes in your area:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/english-maths-and-science/english-and-maths-skills

Functional Skills English

English is used in almost every aspect of our daily lives and we all need to use it well to reach our goals. We know that many people struggle with reading, writing or speaking in formal situations – that’s where NCLS English courses can help!

On the Functional Skills courses you will develop skills and get qualifications that can boost your CV, improve your chances of finding work and help you to study on vocational courses.

In our classes you will work in a friendly and relaxed group. Your tutor will help you to read effectively, write for a range of different purposes and take part in discussions or even give a presentation. They will also embed aspects of everyday ICT, maths and advice about other courses so you finish up really able to tackle life and move ahead. Follow this link to see classes in your area:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/english-maths-and-science/english-and-maths-skills

 

Contact: 01603 306530

We also offer online learning for those who need to fit study around work and busy lives. For more information about this programme, please email fsonline@norfolk.gov.uk

 

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