Would you like to work in the care sector? What training and qualifications will be useful? Listen to workers talking about their careers and find out what it’s like to be a care worker.


Task 1 - matching

Task 2 - multiple choice

SVQ (Scottish Vocational Qualification) is the equivalent of NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The PVG is the equivalent of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in England and Wales and the Access NI checks in Northern Ireland. They provide employers with details of criminal history information about individuals.

Task 3 - adjectives


Here are the websites for the PVG, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in England and Wales and the AccessNI checks in Northern Ireland (criminal history information about individuals):




Useful websites

Information on developing a career in social care, etc.


Job profile of care assistant. Useful summaries of the work, hours, income, entry requirements, training and development, skills and knowledge, opportunities and related industry information.


Information about home carer Scotland – see ‘getting in’ and ‘what does it take’:


You can find a full list of qualifications on the Skills for Care website. http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/qualifications_and_training/qualifications_and_training.aspx