Many students diversify their skills by gaining the additional Level 3 CACHE Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education or progress to university to study a health or social care related degree. Some students progress on to a traineeship with QA Hospital or straight into the workplace.
Possible careers include working as a care assistant, support worker, social worker, nurse, paramedic or midwife. Starting salaries for social workers are around £19,500 to £25,000 a year. Newly qualified nurses and midwives in the NHS earn around £21,000 a year.