Introduction to Social Care

Our Introduction to Social Care course is designed for pupils who are considering further study or work in Social Care once they leave school. The course combines tutorials, certificated short courses and hands-on work experience and offers participants a valuable opportunity to explore their understanding of what social care is, the values and skills involved, and the types of jobs that are available. The tutorials include group discussion, paired exercises, workbooks and practical activities and cover

  • What is social care
  • Essential skills
  • Moving and Handling Awareness
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Introduction to Food Hygiene
  • 3-4 half days of work experience
  • Evaluation and reflection


Lead Tutor

Cal McCrea is the lead tutor for our Skills for Work programmes.

“The course is a great opportunity for pupils to explore the different areas of social care and how it works. There are many different roles within social care including care assistants, Occupational Therapists, Behavioural Therapists, management and social work. Part of the courses looks at how these different roles fit together to support individuals. Pupils also have the chance to find out more about their own life skills and how they might approach any walk of life in the future.”