The industry has never been more in demand. With an increasing life expectancy, a growing population and the needs of society changing, there have never been more career opportunities in this sector. The ways of delivering care and support is evolving to meet the need for more specialist care and education, with the NHS alone offering over 350 different types of role. This means that traditional roles such as nursing, care-giving and teaching are developing to offer more effective care and education. Together, the Health and Social Care sectors employ one in ten of the working population in the UK, with an extra half a million jobs expected to be filled by 2030.
Level 1: You require four GCSEs at grade E/2, one of which must be GCSE Maths or English Language and one GCSE Maths or English Language at grade D/3.
Level 2: You require 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including GCSE Maths or English Language, and either GCSE Maths or English Language at grade C/4.