Working in the care sector can be very satisfying as a career.

Beginning with induction and going on through qualification and 'continuing professional development', there will always be opportunities to learn more and move through the sector. That moving may mean:

  • going 'deeper' through specialising in a particular type of support;
  • going 'sideways' by moving into a new service or job role;
  • going 'higher' through becoming a manager or senior practitioner
  • launching into a related career that uses care sector experience and qualifications

SfC&D supports the use of a number of 'frameworks' to help people go on learning and progressing over time. This includes qualifications frameworks, skills sets, knowledge sets and other aids for continuing development including 'post-qualifying' frameworks for social workers.