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Course summary and next steps

Hello. It’s Jean here with a few final words. Many thanks for taking part in this two week course. I hope it’s helped you think about whether a career in social care is right for you. It’s been something I’ve done all of my adult life. And to me there is nothing so rewarding or interesting. The job opportunities are so varied, that there’s something for everyone in the profession. I’ve loved working with children and young people, but I’ve also worked with older people and people with learning disabilities. I’ve laughed and at times, I confess, I’ve cried. There’s nothing quite like the feeling that in some small way you’ve helped a person when they needed your support.
The people I’ve supported are not my friends, because we had a professional relationship, but I have befriended them for a while. And hopefully, it made a positive difference to their lives. Think of a time when you’ve helped a friend or family member. As a professional social care worker, your relationship with them would be very different, but you would still have to be caring and compassionate. How do you think a professional caring relationship differs from personal relationships? Good luck with your job hunting and future progress, and well done for completing the course.

Congratulations on completing Step into Social Care! We really hope you enjoyed the course, and that it’s helped you to decide whether a career in the care sector is right for you.

Watch the video for a few final words.

Before you go, please do tell us in the Comments about your experience of the course, and feel free to congratulate your fellow learners.

Your next steps (optional survey)

As you have finished the course, we would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete a short survey to tell us what you are planning to do next:

Click here to complete the survey.

The survey is anonymous and optional. See the bottom of this page for details on what City & Guilds is going to do with the information collected.

If you have any technical difficulties with accessing the survey, don’t worry, just skip this step. The survey is not linked to your course completion.

Thank you in advance and wishing you every success with your next step.

How will City & Guilds use the information collected from the survey?

City & Guilds will:

  • Only capture your answers, but not your personal details.
  • Share the anonymous data collected from the survey with Nesta, the course sponsor. Nesta has made it possible for the course to be available for free.
  • Collect, store and handle all data gathered according to City & Guilds’ Privacy Policy.

Please note that this is an independent survey carried out by City & Guilds. FutureLearn takes no responsibility for any aspects of taking part in the survey.

Good luck with your next steps, and take care.

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