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Developing the support workforce

This resource has been created for the support workforce to explore options to develop in their current job, find inspiration from others or learn about other careers within the NHS.

If you would like to find out more about the work-based qualifications that are available, you can do this by using the qualifications finder.

The support workforce

The support workforce provide underpinning services through a range of roles within business and administration and estates and facilities. If you are a clinical healthcare support worker (HCSW) you will find information on learning and development at Support Worker Central.  

This site is intended to help you discover potential career pathways suited to your interests. 

If you would like to find support workforce job opportunities, have a look at our current vacancies.

More about this resource

The qualifications finder is designed to give you a personalised experience in finding work-based qualifications. 

Once you have used the qualifications finder, you can explore other areas of the website to help you in your professional development.

Using this site, you will be able to identify different subject areas you are interested in and learning more about.

This could look like learning in the workplace or a recognised qualification.

As you start to think about this you will build a picture of your knowledge, skills and experience. This forms a foundation for where you would like to go next, a pathway for your career. 

Completing a qualification, taking part in workplace training, or simply seeking guidance can give you a sense of achievement in many ways:

  • Improve your confidence and motivation, and help you encourage others to make changes to the way they work.
  • Offer greater job satisfaction and increased positivity in your role.
  • Give you a sense of professional identity.
  • Recognise knowledge and skills that you already have but have never thought of before.
  • Lead to enhanced career opportunities.

Of course - this resource is free and open for everyone to use.