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Technicians in adult social care provide advice and maintain equipment which is designed to enable people who need care and support services to live more independent lives. This may include electronic or electro-mechanical equipment.

The role undertaken by technicians may include:

  • involvement in an individual’s assessment
  • explaining to an individual and/or their carers how to use equipment
  • maintaining and servicing equipment
  • monitoring and recording individual users progress
  • manufacturing customer equipment to meet an individual’s needs


There are no specific entry requirements for these roles but employers may expect at least 4 GCSE’s at Grades A-C, science A-levels, or BTEC in electronics or an engineering degree.

More Information

For more information on the role of a Technician in social care visit the Skills for Care Think Care Careers website.

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