The social care sector employs 1.48 million people and will have half a million extra jobs available by 2030.

Progression

Level Options Course Options
Level 1/2 Equivalent to 4 GCSEs (Alternative to repeating GCSEs) City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 3 Equivalent to 3 A-Levels (ideal for progression to University) City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (RQF)
Level 4 Higher Education courses accredited by Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice (Integrated Health and Social Care) 1 Year programme – Fast Track
Level 5/6 Degree courses accredited by Ulster University BSc (Hons) Social Work

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Science in Health and Social Care