An NVQ could be your route into a career in health and social care

Getting started in any new career can be difficult, but in the field of health and social care, a lot of hard work and training is required of any new applicant.

Luckily, there are a few different care training courses you can take to get you off to a great start in your new career in health and social care. The main course that most new applicants take is the QCF NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 2), which as of January 2011, replaced the old NVQ Level Health and Social Care qualification.

The nationally recognised QCF NVQ Diploma in Health and Social Care (Level 2) qualification will give you a thorough grounding in everything you need to know to start your new career and find employment.

It covers introductions to:

  • Communications
  • Personal development
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding and protection
  • Person-centred approaches to health and social care
  • Information handling
  • Health and safety
  • The role of the health and social care worker

Once you have completed this course, which takes roughly 6 to 9 months, and passed your assessments, you can move on to more advanced qualifications if you wish.