Society changes continuously, and so do the necessities of people. Especially in trying times such as the ones we are living in, injustice arises frequently, leaving us with a feeling of helplessness we can’t avoid.
If you are passionate about helping people and making a difference you might have already looked for a career in childcare or social care working.
Yet you’ll need more than just a keen disposition in assisting those in need to succeed in one of these careers.
Working in social care requires a specific set of skills that comes both from a continuous education and a hands on approach.
But how do you need to train to have a successful career in social care? How do you get a job in social care? What kind of training do you have to go through?
There are currently many options available that are suitable for all needs and ages. If you think that becoming a children and family manager would be a right fit for your personality and disposition, follow through to know what are the various steps to start your new career.
Get Relevant Training In Social Care…
In order to have a career in social care and children management it is essential that you get a Level 5 diploma in Children, Young People and Families Manager. Through this path you will learn the fundamentals of managing people, budget and providing a safe environment for children.
You will be taught how to manage children’s residential structures and how to cooperate with local authorities to ensure that every child’s needs are met.
Along many of the subjects you will study, you may find:
- Current legislation regarding minor’s facilities
- The national systems of social welfare
- Resource management
- Team building
You can get this diploma as a standalone qualification and you can fully fund it through our Advanced Learner Loan.
Build Your Experience By Applying For An Apprenticeship…
You can obtain our Level 5 Diploma in Children, Young People and Families through an apprenticeship as well. If you already happen to have a degree in an unrelated subject, and you want to change paths, or if you simply want to combine academic learning with hands-on experience, an apprenticeship is the right choice for you.
An apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to learn while you earn and you will profit from a participatory education.
This is also the best solution if you’ve already started a career in childcare and have decided to focus your career in social care.
Stay Committed To Learning…
Your journey as a social care worker doesn’t end the day you get hired as one. In fact, it is required that you stay up to date on significant matters. At some point you might decide that you want to specialise in a particular area and you will need further education. Or, quite simply, as the world evolves, new solutions to old problems arise.
Whatever the case, you will need to be prepared for a mental and physical challenge.
Believe In Yourself!
If you decided to start a career in social care and children’s management you are probably a highly empathetic person in the first place.
This is an amazing quality for the profession you’ve chosen, but it might also lead you to feel overwhelmed by injustices.
When working as a social care employee you won’t be seeing much of a happy situation and it’s easy to become discouraged. Remember that, even if you are capable of doing your job to the best of your abilities, you can’t single handedly find solutions to the whole world’s problems.
Believe in your capabilities and ask your coworkers for help.
How To Apply…
For more information about how to apply for apprenticeships, please contact us through our online enquiry form.
For more information about our courses and apprenticeships, call 0151 257 6969 or email email@example.com. From 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, we will do everything we can to help.