1. Home: Explore careers
  2. Care escort

Care escort

Alternative titles for this job include Community transport passenger assistant

Care escorts travel with elderly people or people with disabilities to help them get to their appointments.

Average salary (a year)

Variable

Typical hours (a week)

10 to 30 variable

You could work

between 8am and 6pm on split shifts

How to become

Explore the different ways to get into this role.

How to become a care escort

You can get into this job by taking a college course or by volunteering.

College

It's helpful to have completed a college course but it's not essential.

A course like a Level 1 Certificate in Health and Social Care can give you an introduction to working in the care sector.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this route.

More Information

Volunteering

A common way into this job is to volunteer as a care escort with your local community transport organisation.

There are no set entry requirements but you might find it useful if you have experience in social care or customer service.

More information

You can get more information about working and volunteering as a care escort from the Community Transport Association.

What it takes

Find out what skills you’ll use in this role.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • sensitivity and understanding
  • a desire to help people
  • the ability to work well with others
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • active listening skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to understand people’s reactions
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You'll need to:

What you’ll do

Discover the day to day tasks you’ll do in this role.

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

As a care escort, you could:

  • take people to and from appointments
  • make sure passengers, wheelchairs and bags are secure
  • deal with emergencies
  • supervise passengers at all times
  • keep the vehicle clean and tidy
  • fill in paperwork

Working environment

You could work from a vehicle.

You may need to wear a uniform.

Career path and progression

Look at progression in this role and similar opportunities.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could move into other similar jobs, such as an:

Current opportunities

Find apprenticeships, courses and jobs available near you.

Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

We can't find any apprenticeship vacancies in England for a care escort right now.

The Find an apprenticeship service can help you with your search, send alerts when new apprenticeships become available and has advice on how to apply.

Courses In England

Certificate in Health and Social Care (VRQ)

  • Provider: RNN GROUP
  • Start date: 05 September 2023
  • Location: Rotherham

Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care

  • Provider: FURNESS COLLEGE
  • Start date: 07 September 2023
  • Location: BARROW-IN-FURNESS

Jobs In the United Kingdom

The Find a job service can help you with your search for jobs and send alerts when new jobs become available.

Skills assessment

Take an assessment to learn more about your skills and the careers that might suit you.

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Thank you for your feedback.

Thank you for your feedback. Click here if you'd like to let us know how we can improve the service.