Now you can study towards a health and social care course with the Online Learning College from the comfort of your own home and benefit from the power of our modern online campus!
There are a number of things to consider prior to enrolling on a health and social care qualification. By choosing the correct provider and course you will be able to get started on a qualification that is perfect for you to either launch or supplement your career in the care industry. Working in Health and Social care is a calling, not simply a job. You must be caring and attentive and have the genuine desire to help and care for vulnerable people. With great job satisfaction and employment opportunities, people working in health and social care can benefit from working with lots of different people and being able to make a difference in the lives of others.
Choosing the right course
There are lots of different courses available to distance learning students in health and social care. One of the most important things to remember is that they may have similar names but what they teach will be very different! Make sure that you read through all of the course criteria to ensure that your chosen qualification is the right choice for your career in the care sector. Pick a course which will stretch you and allow you to learn a lot- but don’t try to become an expert immediately! Starting out with a Level 2 qualification before moving onto Level 3 and above is the most popular route for new learners, whereas care practitioners with some experience but no formal qualifications will usually go straight for a Level 3 course.
Not all courses are the same. You need a qualification that is in-depth and recognised by potential employers and the best way to do that is to complete a qualification with a great reputation. In the UK, the best awarding body for health and social care is Cache (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education). Having forged a strong reputation for quality courses over many decades, Cache offer the most recognisable qualifications in the sector and employers know this. Try to avoid courses from other awarding bodies as they simply won’t be to the same standard and employers will know this!
Having the time to go to a traditional college and study for new courses is very difficult in the modern world and most people simply can’t afford the time off work. Obviously, the best way to combat this is to study through distance learning and online. This offers a very flexible way of getting the same qualifications but allows you to study more efficiently and at times to suit you. With materials available 24/7 and tutors ready to help whenever you need, online courses are becoming more and more popular throughout the world. Don’t be afraid if you have never studied like this before- it’s so simple and many students comment on the ease of use and freedom they have with distance learning that normal colleges can no longer match.
You can study for the Cache Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care and the Cache Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care with the Online Learning College and benefit from some of the most professional and highly qualified tutors in the sector!