If you’d like to care for people, then a job in health or social care can be very rewarding. At Nacro you can choose to learn about the industry as a whole, or specialise in areas like caring for the elderly, disabled or people with learning disabilities. Our courses are all very practical and you don’t need any qualifications to apply.

Age group

14-16, 16-18

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings1Award, certificate or diplomaCity and Guilds
Community Development1AwardCity and Guilds
Preparing to Work in Health and Social Care1 & 2Award, certificate or diplomaCity and Guilds

What will I learn?

To start with, you’ll learn about:

  • what a health or social care worker does
  • health and safety
  • equality and inclusion
  • personal development

Depending on the options you choose, you may also learn about:

  • administering medication
  • supporting people with disabilities
  • working with young people
  • helping people to eat and drink

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award or a certificate.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through an assignment.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you could apply for jobs in:

  • residential care
  • community and primary care
  • hospitals
  • home care or home help
  • community care
  • private care

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.