This certificate offers you the chance to find out what it’s like to work in social care. It’s the perfect way to gain an insight into the profession of social work, and you’ll even spend some time shadowing a qualified social worker (or someone with an equivalent qualification), so it’s a good idea to have access to a suitable setting, perhaps through voluntary work.
The Certificate of Higher Education in Social Care is available in three different versions, depending on where you live. To find out more, follow the links below:
The modules that make up this certificate also form the first year of the BA (Honours) Social Work. If you decide to follow this route later, you’ll need to fulfil certain entry requirements, including working in social care and being sponsored by your employer. Find out more about this degree