Plan your career in social services

Getting some experience of working in the sector is a good place to start. Experience, whether paid or voluntary will enhance your job prospects and give you an opportunity to find out if you would enjoy the job.

You can begin your career in social care without formal qualifications but you must be willing to gain them while you work. If you would like to gain a qualification before you start your career, you should contact your local college for further information on social care courses.

We have a number of useful publications to help you in your career in social services in our your career in care section.