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About My Care Portfolio

Starting A Career In Social Care

At the Embark Learning Academy, it doesn’t matter about your background, qualifications, experience or age, what matters is your values and attitude towards working with vulnerable people who need your care and support.

If you’re new to social care and want to start your first care worker job, with our specialist training programmes, progression opportunities, ongoing support and guidance, we can help you gain employment and a very rewarding career.

Follow some of our academy learners on their social care journeys, from starting their learning journey and progressing their careers.

Start a rewarding career in health and social care with our sector-based work academy programme, My Care Portfolio.
The Embark Learning Care Academy are working in partnership with Fairway and local employers across the West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire to offer a unique and exciting programme to assist in finding you a career in social care.

Our 4-week accredited, pre-employability programme is completely free of charge and will help you achieve the following courses and qualifications to make you fully compliant to work under CQC Regulations:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Level 1 Award in Digital Skills
  • Time Management
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Food Safety
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Safeguarding
  • Duty of Care
  • Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Person Centred Approaches
  • Personal Development
  • Medication Awareness
  • Dementia Fluids & Nutrition
  • Personal Care
  • End of Life
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Moving & Handling

You will be offered a guaranteed interview, which can lead to secure employment with one of our partner employers upon satisfactory completion of the course.

On completion of this programme, many of our learners progress onto a Level 2 qualification in health and social care that can be delivered by the Embark Learning Care Academy.

There are various job roles in social care. It depends what you’re interested in, who you want to work with and environment you want to work in.

Care Assistant

You’ll support people with all aspects of their day to day living, including social and physical activities, personal care, mobility and meal times.

Care Workers can work in care home, residential or nursing settings, in people’s own homes or in the community. Care Workers who work in the community often involves travelling to different people’s houses.

Support Worker

A Support Worker helps vulnerable people to live happy and independent lives. Support Workers are required to support individual service users to attain personal independence, choice and responsibility.

You could be supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Mental Health and Challenging behaviours.

Duties can include supporting people with social and physical activities, booking and going with people to appointments and helping with personal care such as support with showering and dressing.

We will conduct and initial assessment to establish your level of maths and English before you start the course.

  • Need to be 19 years of age as of 31st August 2022
  • Living in the UK for a minimum of 3 years

There are many progression opportunities within social care which include new roles, working in different settings and working with various groups of people. Embark Learning Care Academy can assist in new skills, knowledge and qualifications to help you move up in your career. Take a look at our progression routes.

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We have courses running every month throughout the academic year at various local locations. Be part of ‘Project 1000’ which will see over 80 professionals per month being recruited, trained and developed to boost the health and social care sector with new skills, best practice and a fresh caring attitude.