Transition to Working in the Social Care Sector Certificate | Innovate Awarding

Certificate in Transition to Working in the Social Care Sector

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Certificate for Transition to Working in the Social Care Sector

Assessment requirements Portfolio of Evidence

 This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and objectives of the qualification

The aim of this qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills in the health and social care sectors and aids career development. It supports the development of knowledge and skills to enable learners to prepare for work and identify the skills and behaviours required within a professional environment. It provides an insight into the principles of delivering care and introduces learners in how to communicate with service users and others. It has been designed to support transition into employment for those seeking to work in a role within the care sector.

Entry guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This qualification is suitable for those who work, or who are looking to work within the health and social sector. It provides learners with an opportunity to understand a wide range of healthcare support roles.

Progression opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into further education or employment in a social care role. On completion of this course, Learners may progress to: 

  • IAO Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • IAO Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care


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