Frequently Asked Questions about Care

This is just a sample of the many questions you might have about working in care.

How do I become a Support Worker/Care Assistant?

Perhaps the most important question to ask, and it can be as easy as applying. Explore our recruitment guides, which give you CV suggestions, hints and tips for applications, and more.

How can I get into care work with no experience?

You don’t need experience to get into care work. You can read our blog about how to get into the industry without experience. You can also gain industry knowledge on our site which can help if you have never worked in care before, such as how to make a person-centred care plan.

How can I get into care work with no qualifications?

You don’t need qualifications to get into care work. Many care providers will give you full training and support, and you’ll complete your Care Certificate too. You may be supported to complete qualifications in Health & Social Care which you complete while you’re working.

What are the values of care?

There are 7 main qualities and values of care that it’s very important to try and demonstrate in an interview. You can learn more about them in one of our blogs.

What is Values Based Recruitment?

Values-based recruitment is about recruiting people based on the values that align with the organisation and people you are supporting and is a process used a lot in care. For a more in-depth look, we have a breakdown for you.

What are the different types of care?

There are a huge number of types of care, and we’ve listed some of them here.

What are the different job types in care?

Care is a flexible industry. Whether you’re looking for a full-time role, jobs to do part-time or if you’d like to do some volunteering, there will be a care role that you could do.

What are the different types of learning disabilities?

If you’re interested in caring for people with different types of learning disabilities, you can find out more about the different types in this handy blog.

Why choose care work?

There are more reasons than we can list about why care is such a fantastic industry to be part of; why not read about some real-life experiences from Lisa or Becky?

What hours will I need to work?

It really depends on the position and service or home you’re applying to but be sure to ask if you can’t find the information during the recruitment process so that you can make sure you can commit to the requirements. Some shifts are all day or night, some are split morning and afternoon, and others may vary.