Take your career further

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Explore our wide range of training opportunities, designed to help you progress your role in adult social care.
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There are lots of different ways that you can develop and learn at Oxfordshire County Council. We offer access to on-the-job and online training, apprenticeships, shadowing opportunities, qualifications with higher education institutions and internal accreditations. We have learning and development opportunities to suit every need.

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Our training courses


Progress your career with our range of professional training courses and qualifications, which include:

  • Practice educator professional standards (PEPS)
  • Approved mental health professional practice (AMHP)
  • Best interest assessor
  • Leadership and management training
  • Manager development and leadership training
  • Bespoke moving and handling training
  • Seating and postural techniques
  • Housing considerations adaptations
  • Assistive technology
  • Trusted assessor training 

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment


If you’re a newly qualified social worker, our Early Professional Development team will be on hand to provide extra support during your first year.

The Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (AYSE) is delivered by our dedicated academy. It's a unique opportunity to gain professional confidence, skills and knowledge under the leadership of our principal social worker.

Preceptorship program


We know how important it is to provide support for newly qualified occupational therapists as they transition to their first role as a practitioner. Our preceptorship program offers regular supervision, case discussion and the development of competencies, and is overseen by our principal occupational therapist. 

Adult social care jobs


Search our latest adult social care jobs using our jobs portal at Hampshire County Council.

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Apprenticeships are a great way to learn new skills, get on-the-job training and gain a recognised qualification. We offer social work and occupational therapy apprenticeship opportunities through a range of different providers, settings and levels.

With a blend of study and the opportunity to shadow experienced team members, you’ll develop a range of practical, transferable skills that will increase your employability. All with the added bonus of earning whilst you're learning - what could be better!

Grade and pay progression


After gaining three years post-qualifying experience (including three years in a statutory social work/occupational therapist role) you’ll be able to apply for enhanced pay progression.

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Why adult social care?


Help us deliver adult social care across Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Way


Play your part in helping to shape the future of adult social care.

Got any questions?


Get in touch with any questions and our recruitment team will be happy to help.