Social Care

Do you want to improve the quality of people's lives?

Social Care is about providing personal and practical care and support to help people live their lives. Social Care can mean lots of different levels of support depending on the end users need such as personal care or emotional support.
Social Care is all about working with people. Employers value applicants with the right behaviours and attitudes, otherwise known as ‘skills’ or ‘values’. These can be things like being kind, calm, trustworthy, gentle and reliable.


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World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire | LLEP
Sector profile: Health and Social Care (
The Social Care sector employs 26,500 people in Leicester and Leicestershire. By 2035, it will need to grow by 36%. This means that more than 9,000 jobs will be created in the social care sector.

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What you'll need

The right caring attitude and behaviours are very important; you do not always need experience or qualifications for this rewarding area of work.

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Social Care Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required