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Social Care Employment Academy

The Social Care Employment Academy (SCEA) is a new training programme designed in partnership with the NI Social Care Council (NISCC) and employers from across Belfast to help them recruit new staff for over 100 jobs.

The academy will cover training for a range of part-time and full-time vacancies roles including care assistants, care workers, domiciliary care workers and support workers. 

What’s involved?

Participants will take part in a two-week training programme to give them the skills needed to begin a career in health and social care.

The programme will also provide sector specific employability skills including:

  • work observational visits 
  • application form and CV writing workshops, and
  • interview skills.
Every participant that completes the SCEA will be guaranteed a job interview for a role that best suits their circumstances.


SCEA is open to anyone living in the Belfast City Council area currently out of work or working less than 16 hours a week. This includes people who are on a current European Social Funded programme.

How to find out more

Job insight sessions

Springboard Opportunities Limited, a range of social care employers and NISCC will hold a series of job insights sessions across Belfast at a location near you. These sessions will give you the opportunity to: 

  • meet employers with current live vacancies
  • find out more about the job roles available in the Social Care sector
  • meet staff currently working in these roles, and
  • find out about the support available while you train.

 Venue  Date and times
West Belfast 
Sally Gardens Community Centre
Bell Steele Road, Poleglass, BT17 0PB 

20 November 2018
12noon - 2pm 
East Belfast  
East Belfast Network Centre
55 Templemore Avenue, Belfast BT5 4FP

22 November 2018 
12noon - 2pm

Registration is not required for these sessions and you can drop in at any time.

How to apply for SCEA

The first academy, which will provide training for 36 participants, will take place from 3 – 14 December 2018. Further academies will take place in 2019.

To apply, or to find out more, please email or call 028 9027 0482. 

The closing date to apply for a place on the SCEA in December 2018 is 5pm on Friday 30 November 2018.

Contact us
Economic Development
028 9027 0482
4th floor, 9 Adelaide
9-21 Adelaide Street