Reasons to consider a career in social care in 2019

One of the new additions to the C3S catalogue is an OTHM L7 Health and Social Care Full Time Diploma. For people interested in pursuing something in Health and Social Care, this is a good option to get their feet through the door in this area. Health and Social Care related to services that are available from health and social care providers. Health and Social Care is a generic term used to refer to the whole of the healthcare provision infrastructure, public and private sector.

Health and Social Care combines elements of sociology, biology, nutrition, law and ethics. Students that pursue a career in this area usually have a work placement alongside their academic studies. Placement will take place in a nursery, residential home, hospital, or other caring establishment. Others may take a health and social care course as a route to further qualifications hoping that it will lead to employment within this industry,

Depending on the qualifications, students of Health and Social care may start off as care assistants and develop care pathways to become doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, counselors, social workers, paramedics or other occupations.

If all of this sounds interesting, here are other reasons that may push you over the edge:

If you have the right values, you’ll find a job

There are hundreds of different jobs in adult social care. You can work in a direct care role, management, administration or something ancillary like a kitchen or domestic role. You can have these roles in the workplaces mentioned above.

You’ll make a massive difference to someone’s life.

This line of work will have your work with different people with special needs like physical disability, learning disabilities/autism, dementia, people recovering from an accident, etc. Whoever you work with, you have the potential to make a big impact in these people. That’s usually the most appealing thing from working in these sectors. If that is you, this is for you.

For more on the Health and Social Care Diploma, click here.