Health and Social Care

Overview

The completion of this course can lead to a variety of jobs across multiple sectors and can act as a solid foundation for further study. 


Career Prospects

Social workers

Annual pay
£37,440
Workforce change
10%
Hours/week
38
Replacement
33%

The workforce is projected to expand by 10% over the period to 2024, adding 11,728 jobs. In the same period, 33% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 37,538 job openings.

Role description

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Common tasks

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