Health and Social Care

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Why choose a career in Health and Social Care?

Health and social care is a rewarding and increasingly valued sector to work in. With an ageing population, a greater understanding of mental health and the expectation that people with disabilities lead independent and fulfilling lives, there is an increased demand and employers are looking to fill vacancies in a variety of roles. We will help you gain the skills and experience you need to fill these vacancies.


Why choose us?

These qualifications are taught by teachers with vast sector experience who will provide you with a broad underpinning knowledge and specialist skills across all aspects of health and social care provision including equality and diversity, nutrition and dealing with challenging behaviour. Learning takes place within sector-standard facilities including a health science lab, simulated hospital ward and our specialist independent living area. Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in caring for others, including children, people who have a physical or learning disability and the elderly. As part of your course, you will undertake a work placement in a health and social care setting where you’ll develop practical skills and work alongside health and social care professionals. You could progress to higher-level study at the College or gain employment in the sector in roles such as Adult Nurse, Care Worker, Mental Health Nurse, Midwife, Paramedic, Social Worker or Youth Worker.

Student Spotlight

Sharna Fieldsend

Health and Social Care Level 2/Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate

Upton-by-Chester High School

“I was interested in studying nursing so I decided to join the College and study a Level 1 Health and Social Care course, and then I progressed on to the Level 2.“I have really enjoyed both courses and found them interesting. One of the modules was a unit about the human body which
I found fascinating and this helped me to decide that I would definitely like to go into nursing.
“As part of the course, we have visited two care homes and completed a work placement working with adults with learning difficulties and worked with children in a nursery. I was also elected to be
the Student Representative for the Health and Social Care Department to represent the
interests of the students. “Being at College has helped me to improve my communication and team-working skills which has improved my confidence. Next year, I am progressing to the Level 3 as this
will give me the qualifications I need to progress to a Nursing Apprenticeship with
the NHS.”

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