Level 1 Preparing to Work in Care

Kick-start your career in social care and health

At the Growth Company Education & Skills is we believe people from all kinds of backgrounds can develop a career social care and health. Whether there are barriers for you moving into work, or you don’t have recent experience or qualifications, we can help.

Learner Testimonial

"I suffer with cerebral palsy and have suffered with my mental health. I felt like Skills for Care was a good opportunity due to my own personal experience and I had an interest in working in the care industry due to experiencing previous support. The course has given me a better opportunity to secure employment in the future."

Paul Marlor, Level 1 Preparing to Work in Care

Level 1 Preparing to Work in Care

If you’re kind, caring and compassionate then a career in social care and health could be for you. Funded by Skills for Care we are looking for people who share the values employers are looking for to join our Level 1 Preparing to Work in Care programme.

This programme is ideal for people who may have been out of work for a while and are looking to gain the confidence needed to take their first steps.

You will cover a range of units including:

  • Introduction to working in care
  • Skills and attitudes for working in care
  • Communication skills
  • Role and responsibilities

Course details:

  • Duration: 2-4 weeks
  • Location: Salford or Manchester
  • Plus on successful completion, you will have achieved the knowledge elements of the Care Certificate, part of the national minimum induction standards.

Want to know more?

To find out more contact Sharon McGarvey, Employer Engagement Consultant, on 07841 361 303 or email Sharon.McGarvey@gcemployment.uk