Every role in social care will require you have a certain set of skills. Some of these will be specific to the job you are applying for. However, there are some skills that all social care workers need; these are called core skills.

Core skills include
 English skills
 number skills
 digital skills
 employability skills including team work and problem solving. You might also recognise these as transferable’ or ‘life’ skills.

This guide will
 outline what core skills you need to work in social care
 give you practical examples of how you might use these skills in your day to day role
 ask you to reflect on how you already use these skills, including writing an answer to a mock interview question using the STAR method
 give you practical ideas and examples to help you develop your core skills

What core skills do I need to work in social care (skillsforcare.org.uk)


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