A social care degree could be introduced if there is enough
support for one, community care minister Stephen Ladyman said this
Ladyman told the annual conference of training body Topss
England that he wanted a debate on a new degree.
He said just one in four social care workers were NVQ qualified
and social workers made up a small proportion of the workforce;
there should perhaps be a course that reflected the difference
between the two roles.
“My personal view is that if I was working in social care I
would not want to have to be a social worker to be qualified to
degree [level],” he said.