Introduction to social care: Training course
The four-day training course will take place on-line with a tutor and it will cover the essentials you need to start working in social care.
At the end of the course, we will help you look for available vacancies. When you start working, you will also receive extra support and training from your employer.
Do you have what it takes?
Get a glimpse into what it’s really like to work in care with our new online learning resource. You’ll watch videos of real-life social care scenarios and answer questions about how you would react in these situations to find out if a career in care is right for you.
WeCare Wales aims to raise awareness and understanding of social care, early years and childcare and attract
more people with the right skills and values to work in caring roles with children and adults.
If you have a positive attitude and a commitment to care for others, then for most roles you can gain any training
and qualifications you need on the job. There are lots of ways to work flexibly, so you can fit caring for people
around you and your family.
For the right people, it’s one of the most rewarding careers there is. Learn about the jobs available in
working with children and adults in Wales, or try our learning resource ‘A Question of Care’ to see what a career in care is like.
Find job vacancies in care near you on our jobs portal.
Real stories from real people
Find out if you have what it takes from our case studies below.
Childcare. Helping build your child’s future and yours.
A big thank you to Sam and Hollies Daycare Nursery for helping us create this special film.
After leaving high school, Sam went to college to complete her CACHE Level 3 in early years and childcare, having always wanted to work with children. She started at Hollies Daycare Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and then worked her way up to become Deputy Manager.
Care Home Manager
After joining the sector in a part-time role, Lorna has been working in care for over 10 years but wishes she had considered it a lot sooner. Alongside her role as the manager of Meddyg Care Dementia Home in Criccieth, she shares her passion for the sector through her role as a WeCare Ambassador.
Job vacancies in care
Wales needs more social care workers.
Many people working in social care have made the jump from jobs such as hospitality or retail. Use your transferable skills and apply for roles in your area now.