Health and Social Care


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Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life? Wanting to help vulnerable people, being a good communicator and having a flexible approach to work are all qualities that help you start a great career within the health and social care industry.

It is a large sector that continues to grow, and offers many opportunities. Our study programmes are designed to offer you a wide range of progression routes so that you can find the perfect career path.

Our Health and Social Care courses are perfect for enthusiastic young minds, keen to achieve greatness by progressing to university or into employment within a rewarding and fulfilling industry focused on helping other people and the community.

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

Our programmes are endorsed by:

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Level 2

Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

13 Months
Aug 2024
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This apprenticeship programme will help you develop the skills and knowledge required to provide vital support and care to patients in various healthcare settings. You will gain practical experience by assisting with daily activities, monitoring patients’ health and well-being, and providing emotional support. With a focus on maintaining hig...

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Level 3

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
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The Senior Healthcare Worker apprenticeship is an advanced pathway designed for experienced healthcare professionals seeking to further enhance their skills and knowledge in the field. This specialised program will equip you with the expertise and leadership capabilities required to excel in senior level positions. Your will choose a specialis...

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Level 3

Social Care, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2024
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The Social Care BTEC Extended Diploma is a comprehensive programme designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the field of social care. This engaging and practical course offers a deep understanding of the principles, theories, and practices involved in supporting individuals with diverse needs. Throughout the diploma, you will de...

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Our Facilities

Taking learning beyond the classroom, college-based programmes will be taught in our multi-million-pound Health and Active Living Skills Centre , where you will benefit from:

  • The first facility of its kind – purpose-built to address the local skills shortage

  • A simulation training hospital ward – preparing you for employment

  • Hi-tech medical mannequins - giving you experience of clinical procedures that’s as real to life as possible

  • Will also be used by the NHS to upskill existing staff, so you will get to mix with people already in the industry

  • Industry leading Virtual reality headsets and 360 video software to provide real world scenarios.


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Shelley was an outstanding adult learner on our Level 3 Health and Social Care Diploma who was passionate, driven and highly motivated.

Health and Social Care, Level 3 Diploma

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Charlotte joined the College on the Access to HE: Healthcare course after moving back to the UK with the dream of becoming a nurse. 

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