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Careers in care

A social care setting offers the opportunity for a creative range of worker roles and areas of responsibility as shown in the ‘Why wouldn’t you? It’s not just CARE it’s our CAREER'.

These worker roles can be underpinned by formal or informal learning and development opportunities and should always be mapped against the needs of delivering, safe, stimulating and person-centric care for the client groups your workforce care for.

The formal care management and nursing care career pathways are set out below, and supported by learning opportunities designed and/or offered by Optimum to support managers to develop a competent workforce. By clicking on the links you will be able to find out more about the career role, qualification and how to access the learning events.

For any queries about these career pathways and any of the learning programmes mentioned, please email

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