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Introduction to social care

Are you considering working in social care?

Do you feel you need to gain skills and understanding of the roles available?

We are running a funded training programme for people interested in working in social care called an Introduction to social care.


About the training 

The three-day training is available for anyone living in Wales and it will take place on-line.

The training days are once a week for a period of three weeks with a workbook to complete.

The times are from 10am – 2:30pm.

The training will cover the essentials you need to start working in social care such as communication, safeguarding and  working practices. When you start working in the sector, you will also receive extra support and training from your employer.

If you are unable to access the on-line training or require support, please contact us at contact@wecare.wales.

If you are unsure about a career in social care, there is a tool you can use to help you explore this and see what the work is like www.WeCare.wales/a-question-of-care-intro/.

To work within the social care sector, you will need to have some checks to make sure you are suitable to work in the care sector, we will help you with these. This will include something called a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) check to make sure you can work in social care. Certain roles also require Social Care Wales registration.


Course dates available

May 2022

Cohort 11 – Tuesday 10, Tuesday 17, Tuesday 24 of May (10am-2:30pm)

Cohort 12 – Wednesday 11, Wednesday 18, Wednesday 25 (10am-2:30pm)

Cohort 13 – Thursday 12, Thursday 19, Thursday 26 (10am-2:30pm)

June 2022

Cohort 14 – Tuesday 7, Tuesday 14, and Tuesday 21 (10am-2:30pm)

Cohort 15 – Wednesday 8, Wednesday 15 and Wednesday 22 (10am-2:30pm)

Cohort 16 – Thursday 9, Thursday 16 and Thursday 23 (10am-2:30pm)

July 2022

Cohort 17 – Tuesday 5, Tuesday 12 and Tuesday 19 (10am-2:30pm)

Cohort 18 – Wednesday 6, Wednesday 13 and Wednesday 20 (10am-2:30pm)

Evening Cohort

Cohort 2 – Wednesday 8, Wednesday 15,Wednesday 22 , Wednesday 29 of June and Wednesday 6 of July (5:30pm-7:30pm)


To register onto the Introduction to social care, sign up here.

To register onto the evening Introduction to social care, sign up here.

Young Person’s Introduction to Social Care Programme

If you’re interested in learning more about social care or considering a future career in social care or social work, join our programme and begin your social care journey today. The programme is suitable for young people aged between 14 – 17 years and will be running twice during Easter and twice in the summer.

The training will cover:
• What is social care?
• Roles within social care
• Qualities and expectations of a social
care worker
• Finding a job in social care
• Duty of care, risk and safeguarding
• Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales)
Act 2014
• Multi Agency working
• Communication and barriers
• Confidentiality and consent
• Promoting independence
• Personal resilience and wellbeing.

To book your place on one of the programmes or if you have questions about the programme please contact Anna Sullivan on 02920 780596 or contact@wecare.wales


Follow up

If you are on an employability scheme (for example through Workways or Job Centre Plus), they may be able to help with any travel expenses for attending interviews.

We want to know how well our training works. We will contact you a month after you have completed the course to get some feedback and see if you have been successful in getting a job in social care.

Jobs available

Employers have been asked to register any job vacancies they have on www.WeCare.wales/jobs. You can apply for these before, during or after attending the training course, but completing the course will help you to be ‘job ready’.

At the end of the programme our work coach will assist you, to look for available vacancies. We can’t guarantee you will get a job in social care, but you will be in a good position to find employment.

The training is free and fully funded, but you will not get paid for attending. You will receive vital skills and knowledge as you start your journey into social care.

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