Care UK



Carers (Level 2 and above)

Nurses / Clinical / Overseas

Home Support Team Member


Experienced carers have time
to care and get qualified

When you join Care UK as an experienced carer, you’ll become part of a friendly, close-knit team committed to the wellbeing of residents. You get lots of support from day one, including a role-specific induction to prepare you for the job.

Your future is important to us, so we provide innovative learning and development programmes tailored to your goals. And we offer you a clear career path, helping you gain qualifications (if you want to) and reach your potential as a carer.

Apprenticeships for experienced carers

If you’re an experienced carer who wants to gain recognised qualifications, we’ll support you. You can gain Diplomas in Health & Social Care (Levels 2–5)* or a Diploma in Health* through our approved apprenticeship scheme. We’ve invested heavily in the scheme and currently have over 700 apprentices. If you simply want a career as a carer without studying for new qualifications, that’s OK too. We’ll make sure it’s fulfilling and rewarding for you.

Career path for experienced carers

* Scotland the equivalent qualification would be the SVQ 2, 3 and 4 Social Services and Healthcare

Your career path in detail

Level 2 Apprentice

Healthcare Support Worker

  • Apply and start in your chosen role  

  • No experience needed for this level

  • Includes a full induction to prepare you

  • Length: 12–18 months

Level 3 Apprentice

Senior Healthcare Support Worker

  • Apply once you complete Level 2

  • Train to carry out elements of clinical work

  • Support our nurses and lead a team of carers

  • Length: 18 months

Higher Apprentice

Assistant Practitioner

  • Apply once you complete Level 3
  • Develop your clinical and care skills further
  • You are required to gain this level before entering nurse training
  • Length: 2 years

What's next?

  • Or continue your career as a carer
  • Or do Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Leadership and Management*, progressing into care home management
  • Train to become a qualified nurse  

    * For Scotland the equivalent qualification would be the SVQ4 Care Services Leadership and Management 


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