Health and Care Careers in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

The Social Care Virtual Work Experience

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Experience overview

Social care is one of the most important areas of the health and care sector, and the professionals within it make a significant difference in people’s lives every day by helping them manage their conditions and lives in various environments. But, how much do you know about social care and the professionals within the sector? We’re here to help and point you in the right direction! 

Springpod and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS have partnered up to provide you with an insight into the world of social care careers through a fantastic programme that will help you prepare for taking your first steps into this area of care.

What’s included?

This programme will cover everything from an introduction to the different careers within social care and insight into the core aspects, areas, and responsibilities within this area of care. You’ll have the chance to take part in some great quizzes and amazing activities, and you’ll even have the chance to speak to leading industry experts along the way!

Students aged 14+ in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are welcome to apply
Students aged 14+ in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are welcome to apply
Week long, flexible programme that fits around your schedule
Week long, flexible programme that fits around your schedule
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Approximately 10 hours to complete
Daily Live webinars
Daily Live webinars
Receive a completion certificate to add to your CV and personal
Receive a completion certificate to add to your CV and personal statement
Introduction to Health and Social Care

Have you ever wondered what the health and social care sector is really like? It’s a system that is crucial for treating patients and saving lives on a daily basis, but we often don’t fully understand what it’s like! This module will help with that - from introducing you to social care and the NHS to essential skills and values, you’ll gain an insight into what it’s like within the sector and how important health and social care really are!

Social Care Settings
Social Care Support Roles
Direct Care Roles
Professional Roles
Management Roles
The Art of Communication
Employability Skills

Available dates

To ensure that you get the very best experience, the number of places on each programme is limited. Apply soon to avoid missing your place. Good luck!
Programme dates: 14th November - 18th November
Application deadline: 9th November

What students say

"Thank you for taking the time to create this programme. The volunteers on the live sessions were all really nice and down to earth which was really good to hear proper experiences in this industry, without sugar coating or hiding anything. To the people who made this project brief and stuff for us: I really enjoyed it and I thought it was the perfect topic and it's nice to bring more awareness and knowledge of this subject to more people! Also all the videos were really nice on this programme. Very full of life and engaging!"
Thank you for providing opportunity for young people like me who had no previous exposure to the industry/ This programme has some great elements that differentiates itself with other work experience providers. The programmeg particularly focuses on ourselves: our confidence, our skills and what we want to do in the future rather than just the work opportunities available and how to get there. I've really enjoyed this programme and hope there would be more opportunities into this specific field
Thank you very much for this experience. This sector sounds fascinating and I will definitely explore more. During and after lockdown, my opportunities for work experience were completely erased. But thank to this wonderful virtual work experience, I am able to gather crucial experience to write down on my CV and personal statement. Thank you once again!
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