Experienced social workers can qualify to train the next generation and start a rewarding new career

Health and social care is one of the few sectors within the UK where staff training and development is now embedded, yet the way people learn is changing across all industries. You could qualify now to be part of the future by helping to train the next generation.

Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications are one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. With more young people looking for an alternative to university, those made redundant during the recession looking for a new start and businesses acknowledging the need for highly qualified staff, the demand for those qualified to assess and train learners is huge.

If you have at least two years’ practical experience within the health and social care sector you could retrain, start a new career and help to meet the current demand. Working as an assessor is incredibly rewarding, yet also provides you with a flexible career that can see you earn up to £35,000 a year. Many care homes, hospitals, councils and health organisations are now looking to train their staff in house. Assessors guide learners through their qualifications, carrying out observations in the workplace, providing feedback and advice to ensure learners meet the correct industry standards.

Retraining doesn’t have to be a daunting experience, Sallyanne Potts has started new career as a health and social care assessor after qualifying with online provider, Bright Assessing.

“Before completing my assessor’s course with Bright, I line managed a team of neighbourhood wardens who delivered housing related support to vulnerable and older people, I then became employed by Sandwell Council as a project manager. I had over 25 years’ worth of experience within the care support sector so a career in Assessing was the perfect choice.”

“I completed the online course which was fantastic as I could work at my own pace. The information I learned fits into my role so well and I can now see that the new techniques and knowledge I picked up are being put into practise every day.”

“I found employment thanks to Bright giving me the access to employers who advertise through Bright. I was offered a job interview in Birmingham which I had to turn down so I could do my current job which I now thoroughly enjoy.”

Like Sally you can use your existing skills and experience now! Qualifying to assess or train has never been easier. Award winning training provider, Bright Assessing, offer flexible courses delivered via online learning; allowing you to complete training around all of your existing commitments. In just 6-12 weeks you could be on your way to starting the new career you’ve been dreaming of. Visit www.brightassessing.com to find out more.

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