Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
STUDYING HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AT WESTON COLLEGE
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.
Job roles in the West of England currently include:
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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.
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Health and Social Care, Certificate
This Level 1 certificate is designed as an introduction to the topic and will provide you with a broad understanding of different topics related to Health and Social Care. You will work on developing knowledge you need when working with vulnerable people, and when you’re ready to develop on-the-job skills, you’ll get the opportunity to und...Click Here
Health, Technical Progression Programme
If you want to develop knowledge in Health and Social Care but are not quite ready to start the full T Level, this transition programme is the answer for you. It will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully progress onto our T Level in Health, while also discussing the future career opportunities that best ...Click Here
Healthcare Science Assistant Apprenticeship
The Healthcare Science Assistant (HCSA) contributes to safe patient care across all care pathways from conception to end of life in job roles within hospitals, general practice and other settings in the healthcare sector and across all areas of healthcare science. HCSAs perform a range of low risk, routine technical and scientific procedures u...Click Here
Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship
By completing this apprenticeship, you will have the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful Healthcare Support Worker. You will work as part of a team, and receive support and knowledge from trained professionals, while earning a wage. Learners enrolled onto the L2 HCSW Apprenticeship will be employed in Health or Social Care by a ...Click Here
Social Care BTEC Certificate
The Level 2 Social Care programme will build on your knowledge, and help you build on your skills for a placement, where you’ll acquire valuable qualities to help you stand out to employers. You will also start making informed choices about future career paths in the social care sector. As a Weston College student you will become part of ou...Click Here
Health, T Level
T Levels are the new ‘Gold Standard’ in technical qualifications and are designed to ensure that learners gain vital employability and academic skills as required by the NHS. Designed and developed in collaboration with employers, this programme is a mixture of classroom and work-based learning to give you the technical skills and workplac...Click Here
Laboratory Technician, Apprenticeship
Laboratory Technicians are found in a huge number of organisations, from primary and secondary pharmaceuticals to nuclear companies. You will interact with many members of different sectors when carrying out this job, so effective communication is key. You will also develop skills in problem solving and working independently and in a team. As ...Click Here
Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship
As an experienced support worker, you will carry out a range of clinical and non-clinical healthcare or therapeutic tasks, under the direct or indirect supervision of the registered healthcare practitioner. Carrying out this apprenticeship will continue to develop your knowledge and skills to provide excellent care in your chosen setting. You ...Click Here
Social Care, BTEC Extended Diploma
This Level 3 Social Care qualification has more focus on enabling you to achieve either higher education or employment. You will have two pathway options in year 2 – health care and social care. These allow you to take a tailored approach to your career and provide the best opportunities for progression. Year 1 of this qualification will pro...Click Here
The Nursing Associate Foundation Degree Apprenticeship will allow the trainee to work under the leadership and direction of the Registered Nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. The programme aims to produce compassionate, competent and confident NMC Registered Band 4 Nursing Associates. They will be able to ...Click Here
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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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Occupations related to Health and Social Care
Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.
Employment in region: 8,986 positions
Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.
Employment in region: 23,151 positions
Medical or Dental Technician
Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.
Employment in region: 1,120 positions
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Health and Social Care, Level 2 & 3
Level 3 Health and Social Care
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