You could take a course at college but this is not essential. Some employers may want a level 2 college qualification as a minimum.
Qualifications could include:
- Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Work Preparation for Health and Social Care
- Level 2 GCSE in Health and Social Care
- Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
- Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Youth Work Practice
Although taking a social care qualification is not essential for finding work, most courses include work placements, so this could be a very good way of getting experience.
You'll usually need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D) for a level 2 course