Social Guidance and Community Work

Social guidance and community work can cover different roles such as offering advice, guidance or support to individual clients, or on helping wider communities. If you would like to work with people, using your interpersonal skills then this is a sector worth considering. Ranging from counselling, career and personal guidance to social and community work.  The information below is a good starting point to research the area that most interests you.


Sector insights

Example job profiles from prospects;

Professional bodies 

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Social and probationary work

An undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in social work is necessary for these roles, it is essential that you are able to supply substantial, relevant work experience to improve your prospects of gaining entry to a postgraduate course. 

Sector insights

There is an overview of the Social Care sector on the Prospects website

Example job roles in this sector;

Professional  bodies

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Careers guidance

Sector insights

 Example job profiles for this sector;

Professional bodies

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