Professional Social Care Workers support some of society’s most vulnerable people. This one-year professional qualification has been developed for people who wish to pursue a career in the caring services. This is achieved through a comprehensive programme of tuition and work-based education. Work placement must be completed in an appropriate Social Care setting. Upon completion students seek direct employment as Social Care Workers or progress to Higher Education. In the year of publication 70% of graduates progressed to Higher Education in their chosen field.