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Would you like to work in a role where you have the capacity to change lives for the better? In the Health and Social Care sector, you can work in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same. With over 80 different possible job roles within the sector*, there’s a lot of choice for exactly how you can impact lives, too.
With lots of progression opportunities and high demand for new people, Health and Social care can help you achieve your employment goals.
Wondering how best to progress within the Health and Social Care sector? In this section, we’ll make it clear how you can move forward within the sector, whether you’re already experienced, or someone making their first steps into a new career.
In order to gain your first role in the Health and Social Care sector, employers often look for the
• Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in the Care Sector
• Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in the Care Sector
Often you will need core qualifications in English and Maths to start these courses.
There are lots of entry-level care roles you could apply for, such as Care Worker, or
Personal Assistant. There are also support roles such as Office and Administration, Cook or Kitchen Assistant, Driver or Transport Manager or Housekeeping.
For more information about gaining these qualifications and get your career started in the sector, visit the National Careers Service website at: nationalcareers.service.gov.uk or call 0800 100 900