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i'm 16 and i'm leaving school this year. i have decided that what ever i do i'm going to do an apprenticeship.I've always wanted to be a social worker. I want to help find housing for people and help them with other financial needs. I was told to do an apprenticeship in health and social care. When went into the training centre i was told that i'll have to work in a residential home; however i don't want to work their for my placement. What shall i do?? can you do an apprenticeship in heath and social care in the council???? please help.

Asked By: sweet lass - 6/20/2008
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To be a social worker you need a minimum of a BSW (Bachelor degree) and really you will probably want an MSW (masters degree). What makes a social work degree unique is the amount of required internship (similar to an apprenticeship). You can't just do an apprenticeship to be a social worker - you will need to go to... More
Answered By: Dr_Adventure - 6/20/2008
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Ive never heard of that. Thats what i want to do as well. Im going to actually look into that because i didnt know you could do that w/o any college or anything. If you find anything else out, let me know. THank You =)
Answered By: MzPhAtBooTy - 6/20/2008
 
go to a different training center and see where they place you. Even if it's not the ideal job it's just for training.
Answered By: Karina - 6/20/2008
 
to be honest i would go to a sixth form college and try and get a levels. this would give you more qualifications and widen your choices. hope this helps =]
Answered By: Rosie ♥ - 6/20/2008
 
I'm 26 and just decided that's what I want to do with my life too! I volunteer for a local homeless charity and this is a great way to meet people who are in that line of work who will be able to help you out! I am just waiting and waiting to hear back from applications... More
Answered By: moomoo - 6/20/2008
 
I suspect that training in health and social care only qualifies you to be a care worker, and not a social worker as such who is also involved in decision making. I think that you need a degree to become a social worker. If you don't want to do A levels you have the option of working for a few years in health and... More
Answered By: AnnOnnyMouse - 6/20/2008
 
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