Information for careers advisers and teachers
Contact details for local care providers
Teachers and careers advisers wishing to help students and clients organise work placements can use the following lists of local care providers maintained by Norfolk County Council:
Skills for Care, the sector skills council for adult social care, understands that as careers advisors or teachers (and sometimes both!) you are relied upon to provide as much information as possible if someone identifies a career they wish to pursue.
This is why they have created a series of question and answers to help you provide accurate information for students and clients who are considering a career in care. They have covered topics such as:
- What is adult social care?
- Undertaking an Apprenticeships
- Useful resources
- Implementing social care into lesson plans
- and much more.
On the left hand side of this page are some useful documents and guides.
N&SCS can provide classroom activities through our I Care…Ambassadors service to support all elements of your Diploma / A / S ’Level curriculum requirements in adult social care. Activities include but are not limited to:
- exploring communication skills
- understanding person-centered care
- comparing the social / medical models of disability
- talking to social care professionals who have hand-on experience of working with people with different disabilities
- learning about career progression / qualifications needed
- the opportunity to engage with employers who are looking to recruit into social care roles
For further information or to discuss requirements please contact Sarah.
As part of our Care Connectors project we have developed a DVD - Adult Social Care: Got what it takes? The film gives students a flavour of what working in adult social care is like in a number of different settings and with different client groups. It lets students know about the career paths and qualifications available and, perhaps more importantly, focusses on the personal values needed for good and effective social care.
It is also available to view on YouTube by clicking the image below.
The King's Fund has produced a number of short films to help explain social care in England - what social care is, how it’s provided and paid for, and how it works with the NHS and other services.