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    im about to start a level 2 health and social care course. my aim is to become a social worker but having spoken to my tutor he states i need to be looking for a placement of at least 6 hours a week. this is part of the qualification but i need a bit of help on where and who to contact?
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    Your careers advisor at college should help point you in the right direction as to where you can volunteer locally in your area.

    Pretty much any volunteering role which would be helping people would be a great advantage. This could be volunteering in a care home/ on a hospital ward. Working with adults with learning difficulties, drug and alcohol support (such as addaction), childcare setting such as nurseries, children's centres and schools!

    Bare in mind that for most of these positions you will be required to have a DBS check and some won't take you until you are over 18.
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    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    Your careers advisor at college should help point you in the right direction as to where you can volunteer locally in your area.

    Pretty much any volunteering role which would be helping people would be a great advantage. This could be volunteering in a care home/ on a hospital ward. Working with adults with learning difficulties, drug and alcohol support (such as addaction), childcare setting such as nurseries, children's centres and schools!

    Bare in mind that for most of these positions you will be required to have a DBS check and some won't take you until you are over 18.
    hi thanks so much i am looking to get into childrens services would an adult care home be ok and tie in though?
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    (Original post by lisab5063)
    hi thanks so much i am looking to get into childrens services would an adult care home be ok and tie in though?
    Yes definitely, although you can specialise adults/children's on a social work course, you will be qualified to work with both areas. You're not as restricted as you would be if you did a nursing course.

    Are you going to do your level 3?
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    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    Yes definitely, although you can specialise adults/children's on a social work course, you will be qualified to work with both areas. You're not as restricted as you would be if you did a nursing course.

    Are you going to do your level 3?
    yes level 3 is the diploma so would love to im just worried about finding a placement for the level 2 now
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    (Original post by lisab5063)
    yes level 3 is the diploma so would love to im just worried about finding a placement for the level 2 now
    You'll find something, start sending prospective letters and emails. Have a look online as well

    The L2 will help you when it comes to your L3.
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    (Original post by AnnaGlypta)
    You'll find something, start sending prospective letters and emails. Have a look online as well

    The L2 will help you when it comes to your L3.
    i have an email in draft ive been working on at the mo
    ive also looked at volunteering and looked at the princes trust nspcc and my local school too
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    (Original post by lisab5063)
    i have an email in draft ive been working on at the mo
    ive also looked at volunteering and looked at the princes trust nspcc and my local school too
    Good luck!
 
 
 
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