Future Carers Programme

If you’re enthusiastic, enjoy working with people and have the ability to maintain relationships, a career in social care could open up a whole host of options to you.

To help get you on to the social care careers path, you can access free training through our Future Carers programme.

About the programme

We’re working with Adult Skills and Community Learning Services and Job Centre Plus to provide the programme.

If you have a genuine commitment to making sure people have a high quality of life and want to make a real difference to their lives, these courses will give you the skills, knowledge and work experience you'll need to gain employment and begin a career in social care.

You can read more about Future Carers here. 

Dates for the 2017/18 programme

Dates are currently being confirmed.  If you need more information, fill in our enquiry form or give us a call.

Non accredited programme: Future Carers SWBA Fast Track (4 weeks)

Term Start date End date Time


4.12.2017 12.1.2018
Programme close over Christmas period
2 22.1.2018 16.2.2018  
3 4.6.2018 29.6.2018  

Accredited programme: Future Carers Level 1 Certificate Progression (6 weeks)

Term Start date End date Times
1 4.12.2017 12.1.2018
Programme close over Christmas period
2 22.1.2018 16.2.2018  
3 4.6.2018 29.6.2018  

Getting on to the programme

 To get on the programme, you need to be:

  • over 19 years of age
  • unemployed or on an approved benefit
  • working less than 16 hours a week but signing on and reporting to Jobcentre Plus
  • at risk of redundancy or recently made redundant
  • eligible for residency and immigration status (you’ll have to present evidence of this)
  • resident in the UK or other EU country for the last three years.

If you’re already receiving support from Job Centre Plus, ask your adviser to book an appointment for you at the next Future Carers presentation.

Case studies

Read the following success stories:

Disclosure and barring

To get a job or volunteer in the social care sector, you’ll have to apply for an advanced disclosure to prove you have no criminal convictions.  If you're over 25, we’ll cover the cost; if you’re under 25, Job Centre Plus will cover the cost.

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