Could a Health and Social Care career be for you?

Do you like working with people of all ages? Are you patient and friendly? Could you stay calm in stressful situations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a Health and Social Care career could be for you.

Health and Social Care

Health and Social care is a combination of two sectors:

Healthcare -  this is the role of caring for people who are unwell or need special attention.

Social Care - this means working with people of all ages: children, young people, adults and the elderly.

As a single career, this involves caring for people of all ages who need additional help and attention. Roles within this sector include:

  • Paramedic/Ambulance worker
  • Care home assistant
  • Social workers
  • and many more…

But this list is not exhaustive. All roles that involve working with people who needs medical or additional help is classified as working in a Health and Social Care career.


We offer a range of courses that can help you to kick-start your Health and Social Care career.

CACHE Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care is a great place to start. It covers all aspects of health and social care, including safeguarding, equality, and supporting individuals of all ages.

Health and Social Care and Dementia Level 3 draws on these core values, with the addition of focused topics on dementia. Such what is dementia and its causes, the role of the health care worker, and end of life care.

If you already have a Health and Social Care career, then the Professional Development for Health and Social Care may be the best step for you as it helps you to recognise what the next step for you is within this career.

If you think you would suit a Health and Social Care career, then don’t waste anymore time in a role that isn’t for you.
Check out the full list of courses on our website, or call our student adviser team on 03300 563 100 to start your new career today!

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Sharnie Carter

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Could a Health and Social Care career be for you?