Training to become a carer

Training to become a carer

If you’re interested in care jobs in Manchester or the surrounding area, then this blog post is for you. While you don’t necessarily need any specific training, background or work experience to succeed as a carer, there are some characteristics all carers share.  

If you are interested in a career where you can offer support to those in need, read on to discover the attitudes and values we look for in carers, as well as how training can help take your care toolbox to the next level.

Qualifications and skills

The care sector always has opportunities for the right type of person who can make a positive difference in the lives of those who need extra help. Unlike some jobs, having previous work experience or specific qualifications does not necessarily make a person a good carer. We look for people who have the innate skills to think on their feet, respond well to challenging behaviour and adapt to unexpected changes – all with a smile. To put it plainly, working in care requires a patient heart and an energetic spirit. You should be able to solve problems, work within a team and manage your time well. 

The right values and attitude

To succeed in a career as a carer, you must embody the values and attitudes of social care. This means you are naturally compassionate and have a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others. In addition, you are highly empathetic to the needs of others. 

As a carer, it’s important to be able to inspire trust in others. That’s why we look for people who are respectful, responsible and reliable. If you give people your full attention, respect their right to make their own decisions and are committed to treating people with the dignity they deserve, you will excel as a carer.

Last but not least, a good carer is patient and hard-working. Working in care is a demanding job that will sometimes require you to go above and beyond the task you expected to do. So long as you embody these qualities, you will enjoy a fulfilling career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others. 

Your career in care

A career as a carer is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the care sector, enhance your understanding of health care issues and even develop specialist skills or gain further qualifications. If you’re interested in gaining qualifications to work in dementia care, autism care or end-of-life care, there are plenty of training tools at your fingertips.  

To get a taste of what it’s like to work in the care sector, we encourage you to explore the following qualifications: 

  • Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in the Care Sector
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in the Care Sector
  • Level 3 Certificate on Preparing to Work in the Care Sector.

Get in touch 

We are always looking for new members to join our elite team of compassionate carers. If you’re interested in training to become a carer, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us on 0161 929 6039. You can also send an email with a CV and a short covering letter to We look forward to hearing from you.