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39 USD/full
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Explore whether a career in social care is right for you, and identify and develop the skills you need for a career in the sector. The Step into Social Care course offered from City Guilds by FutureLearn.


Successfully apply your skills to become a great social care worker. The Step into Social Care course offered from City Guilds by FutureLearn.

Discover how your skills and talents might make you the perfect fit for a social care career, and get careers advice on how to search for a job and ace an interview.

This course has been created with employers in mind – alongside world-leading skills development specialists at City & Guilds – meaning you’ll come away with the exact tools and knowledge you need to confidently apply for work in social care.

Decide if a social care career is right for you

There are currently over 100,000 social care job vacancies in the UK alone – meaning it represents a unique opportunity for people to transfer their experience and talents into a whole new growing sector – since 2009, the number of adult social care jobs have increased by 22%.

Gain a digital credential from City & Guilds

With renowned skills experts at City & Guilds, you’ll explore why safety and safeguarding are crucial for employers, carers, and those being cared for, and identify core social care roles and their responsibilities.

You’ll examine key UK social care settings, employers, and regulators, and come away able to describe the values and behaviours that are fundamental to the social care sector.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • What makes a great social care worker?
  • Roles and career opportunities in social care
  • Utilising your skills and experience so far
  • Job opportunities in social care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 14 days
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for anyone currently considering a career in social care – it will introduce you to the social care sector and help you decide if working in social care is for you. 
  • This course will allow you to consider all employment and progression opportunities available in social care.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39 USD for the full programme during 14 days.
  • National

    39 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39 USD for the full programme during 14 days.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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