The right training is essential for a career in health and social care, mainly due to the huge responsibilities for other peopleâ€™s well-being that carers take on every time they go to work. You can never really do enough training, as there are always ways to improve your skills and knowledge and become better at your job.
However, for most people, it all starts with an NVQ in Health and Social Care. Anyone can take this course, but you will need to be employed in a suitable health and social care environment in order to complete it.
There are many benefits to taking one of these care training courses, including the following:
â€¢ Flexible learning. Most Health and Social Care NVQ courses allow you to study part-time if you wish, completing your course in around 6-9 months.
â€¢ You can tailor-make your NVQ course. There are mandatory units to complete, but you can also complete optional units relevant to the skills and areas you want to work on.
â€¢ Better job prospects. The qualification shows employers that you have reached a nationally recognised standard in health and social care.
â€¢ Improving skills. Above all, NVQ courses will help you to become more efficient and effective when performing your duties at work.