Health and Social Care


If you would like to work with children and young people in Health and Social Care settings in England, you would be advised to consider the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

For those in Wales and Northern Ireland there are specific Children and Young People Health and Social Care qualifications designed and approved for you.

Alternatively you might want to work with adults in a health or social care setting such as nursing homes, care homes, hospitals or in care in the community. You may also have a special interest in working with people who have dementia or learning disabilities. Both the Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England consist of three distinct pathways that cover these areas.

For Wales and Northern Ireland the Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales & Northern Ireland have a specialised unit for those looking to work as social workers.

In addition you might be interested in acquiring shorter specialised qualifications in Paediatric First Aid, Assisting and Moving of Individuals, Prevention and Control of Infection and Food Safety and Nutrition. These are available in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and cover children and young people and adult settings.

So what type of jobs are available?

Our qualifications cover a wide range of job roles from assistants to managers, including:

  Care Assistants - working in residential or supporting living settings
  Senior Care Support Workers - working in domiciliary services
  Healthcare Support Workers - working in community and primary care environments
•  Healthcare Assistants - working in acute health environments
  Care Home Managers
  Community-Based Senior Support Workers - including those working in specialist areas e.g. learning disabilities

The Skills for Care website will provide you with more detailed information about the sector.  

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