What are the Benefits of Health and Social Care Training?

There’s so much to learn in health and social care work, the qualifications you can achieve and the life skills you develop are invaluable in all areas of life.


There’s so much to learn in health and social care work, the qualifications you can achieve and the life skills you develop are invaluable in all areas of life.

If you love learning, working in care is the perfect career. Whether you’re taking part in training workshops or learning by experience on the job, there’s always an opportunity to develop new skills. At Bluebird Care Bromley, we believe that great training is the key to delivering the best home care. Making sure our staff have all the right skills and feel confident about their ability to do a good job is at the heart of our ethos. So, as it’s Learning at Work Week from 18th-24th May, here’s what we’re doing to provide our staff with the highest quality health and social care training and support.

Health and social care qualifications and workshops

The nature of health and social care work means that it is heavily regulated for the protection of both staff and customers. We need to make sure our staff have the right formal care qualifications and knowledge to be able to work safely and comply with legislation. It’s also important to us that they feel well-equipped, supported and confident in what they’re being asked to do.

All applicants are given a thorough pre-work skills assessment to determine their knowledge base. We then put them on the right courses, including enrolment on the Care Certificate and subsidised care qualifications like the QCF level 2 & 3 and NCFE level 2.

The great thing about health and social care training is that it covers such a wide variety of topics, it’s never boring. There are also different ways to learn and study, like online education, on-the-job training and bespoke workshops. Areas that are covered in training include:

  • Health and safety
  • Equality and diversity
  • Human rights, privacy and dignity
  • Communication
  • Person-centred care
  • Positive dementia care
  • Learning disability awareness
  • Nutrition and hydration
  • Safeguarding
  • Basic life support
  • Infection control
  • Moving and handling

That’s not an exhaustive list by any means. As well as covering all the general care subjects, we also provide training in more specialist areas. Every care job is different, so we do whatever it takes to make sure our staff have the right skill set to take care of every customer to the highest level.

Working with people

We know that learning isn’t just about filling your training file with nice certificates! As well as the more formal accreditations and qualifications you can achieve, health and social care training has lots of other learning benefits. Working with people in so many different settings and in such unique circumstances gives you a great opportunity to learn valuable life skills and gain confidence. Dealing with emergencies, having to problem solve on a daily basis, communicating with people from all walks of life and supporting customers at difficult times can teach you so much. The practical and emotional intelligence skills we use in care transfer to all areas of life. What you learn at work could benefit your family, friends and everyone else you interact with.

You also learn how to work effectively in professional teams - from pairing up with another Care Assistant on the job and liaising with health professional like doctors and occupational therapists, to sharing knowledge and ideas with your colleagues in training workshops. Communicating with so many different people every day will give you amazing interpersonal skills!

Learning and development

With a job in care, you learn something every day. We love supporting our team through training - helping them to identify their strengths and weaknesses, discover their passions and continually improve their knowledge and skills. At Bluebird Care, we value our home care staff and invest in them. That way we ensure we have the very best people for the job, who are happy in their role and can keep up the high standards we’re known for across Bromley and South East London.

If you’d like to know more about working in care and joining the Bluebird Care Bromley team, get in touch.