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Introduction to social care

Fully funded course for people living in Wales covering the essentials you need to start working in social care.

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Liesl who completed the Introduction to social care training

We are currently developing the content of the introduction to social care programme. If you would like the opportunity to attend, please email introductiontosocialcare@socialcare.wales and we will keep a list of those interested. Once new programme dates are available, we will be in contact.

About the training

The Introduction to social care course is for people interested in working in social care. Communication, safeguarding and positive working practices are some of the topics covered.

Course details

CostFree
DurationThree consecutive days between 9:45am-2:30pm
RestrictionsYou must be over 18 and live in Wales
QualificationNo minimum qualification requirements
LocationOnline and access to audio will be needed
"I learnt a lot about social care on this course, I would 100% recommend this to anyone who’s interested. A friendly and supportive team."

Getting into work

This programme is not an accredited qualification in health and social care. For more information on sponsorships and working rights please visit www.gov.uk

To work within social care, you will need to have some checks to make sure you are suitable to work in the sector. 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.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

At the end of the three day programme you will have access to our Guaranteed Interview Scheme giving you the opportunity to arrange interviews directly with employers signed up to the scheme. You will need to filter these opportunities on the jobs portal here. Remember to read the advert carefully to ensure you meet the essential criteria to apply.

This programme has changed my life, I have a great job from the interview scheme.

16+ Further education programme

This two day programme has been designed specifically for students studying health and social care as part of further education. Sessions are subject to availability and are delivered online

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs board to get an idea of the type of roles available.

If you have questions about our programmes or interested in a bespoke or community group programme please contact: