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Social care training scheme offers postgraduate study

Published: Monday, 05 October 2009   Category: Postgraduate Study

A graduate training scheme has been set up by the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Social Care in order to help graduate job hunters gain the skills necessary to become a manager in the industry.

The year-long course will see those interested in working for the adult social care sector placed at a local authority, support group or care home while undertaking postgraduate study.

According to the Guardian, the social care sector is currently experiencing growth and managers with a postgraduate-level education are needed to move the industry forward.

Liz McSheehy, director of the NSA, told the newspaper: "This isn't a course as such. It's a year of management leadership and experience through a placement. The graduates are not cheap labour - they will have access to appropriate qualifications and training."

Minister for higher education David Lammy recently told the Guardian that those looking to boost their chances of getting a graduate job by taking on further study should consider a career development loan.

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