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 2019/20 programme

Dates are currently being confirmed.  If you'd like more information, please fill in our enquiry form or give us a call, we'd love to hear from you. 

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

Start date End date Time

30 September 2019

25 October 2019

9.15am to 3:15pm

11 November 2019

6 December 2019

9.15am to 3:15pm
9 March 2020 3 April 2020 9.15am to 3:15pm

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

Start date End date Times

13 January 2020

21 February 2020

9.30am to 3.00pm 

20 April 2020

29 May 2020

9.30am to 3.00pm 
6 July 2020 14 August 2020 9.30am to 3.00pm 

How to join the programme

If you're interested in joining the programme, you will 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.

If you'd like to learn more about the programme please give the Future Carers team a call, Gillian on 07720031356 or Clare on 07771981295.

Case studies

Read the following success stories:

Disclosure and barring

On completion of the classroom based programme, future carer learners who haven’t yet secured employment will attend a three week work placement with a local care provider to put their knowledge into practice.

To do this voluntary role, an advanced disclosure will be required to check for criminal convictions. This cost will be covered by us.