Did you know that the number of people who require a carer is estimated to increase to over 1.9 million within the next 10 years?
With the need for carers increasing, you can improve your career prospects by studying with us at Open Study College.
You can become a carer by studying our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. Our course will provide you with a TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) qualification, which is accredited by the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and recognised throughout the UK.
TQUK are the fastest growing awarding organisation in the UK and deliver over 200 qualifications for many various sectors.
What is a carer?
Anyone can be a carer; they are people who care for family members or friends, or people who need daily assistance or living support.
Carers can be a young person who cares for a sick or vulnerable adult, adults caring for other adults, or parents who are caring for ill or disabled children. The reasons that someone may need a carer can vary from physical or mental illness, to vulnerability, or even alcohol or substance abuse.
It is possible to be a carer without it being your profession, but some people need a professional carer as the responsibilities required are greater than a family member or friend can provide.
As it is a competitive career, to become a professional carer it is beneficial to have some knowledge, experience or qualifications to put yourself at an advantage.