Social care qualifications

There are also other qualifications that you can do that would benefit a career in social care. Some of these can be done in school, college and/or university but others can be done whilst your in work and can be fully funded. Some examples can be found below;

GCSE Health & Social Care

QCF Level 2 Health & Social Care

QCF Level 3 Health & Social Care

QCF Level 4 Health & Social Care

QCF Level 5 Health & Social Care - Advanced practise & Management

QCF Level 7 Health & Social Care - Diploma in Management

A-Level Health & Social Care

A-Level Social Sciences

A-Level Sociology

A-Level Psychology

Degree in Health & Social Care

Degree in Social Work

Degree in Psychology

Degree in Nursing

Degree in Counselling


Development in the social care sector is vital to its success. We want to help you achieve your career goals and below you will find many ways of making your next step!

Free Courses

Open University

The Open University offers many free courses which can improve your knowledge and improve your chances of progressing through your chosen career path. They have multiple courses which can benefit our social care colleagues including subjects such as:

  • Caring for adults
  • The caring manager in health and social care
  • Digital innovation in social care and social work
  • An introduction to death, dying and grief

They are completely free to complete and can be found at the link below:

Google Courses

If you are more interested in going down the business route of social care Google offer many free courses which you may find useful. Google is a well known name who are known for their technology advances so their courses frequently update as new information becomes available. Some of the subjects you can study for free include:

  • Fundamentals of digital marketing
  • Make sure customers find you online
  • Speaking in public
  • The Science of Well-Being

To begin these free courses visit the link below:

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