Trainer or assessor
Trainers or assessors could work for a social care employer and deliver training to all staff within the organisation, or could work for a training provider who delivers training to different social care employers.
You'll need a good knowledge of social care as well as excellent presentation skills and the ability to motivate others.
- ensuring all staff have the right skills and knowledge for their roles
- designing and delivering training yourself or commissioning training from external suppliers
- evaluating how effective training has been
- keeping training records for staff
- supporting staff who are completing qualifications and assessing their work.
Trainers and assessors can work within a care organisations, or for a provider who offers training to different workplaces.
Skills and experience
You usually need to have some experience in a training or teaching role or a relevant qualification in a subject such as education or training.
It might also be useful to have some experience working in social care and health, and have a social care qualification such as a Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Whilst working you could do a vocational qualification to develop your skills as a trainer or assessor. Read more from The Education and Training Foundation about specific qualifications and training.
You might want to progress into a training management role in your organisation, or you could choose to specialise in one particular subject, such as end of life or autism care, and you could become a trainer or assessor in that area. Read more on the Job roles in social care page.