Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Studying Health and Social Care at Weston College
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:Medical Practitioner, Nurse, Medical or Dental Technician, Nursing Auxiliary or Assistant, Ambulance Staff (Excluding Paramedic), Houseparent or Residential Warden, Care Worker or Home Carer, Senior Care Worker,
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are levering 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 Health and Social Care programme will give you a broad understanding of the industry and help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to work with vulnerable people. When you’ve built the confidence you need, you will get the opportunity to get some work experience and demonstrate your skills in a ‘real-life’ setting. ...Click Here
Health and Social Care: Social Care Pathway, BTEC Certificate
This Level 2 Health and Social Care programme (Social Pathway) will give you the knowledge and experience to start making informed choices about future career paths in the social care sector. You will learn about dementia awareness, person-centred care, administration of medication, human growth, and mental health. You will attend work placem...Click Here
Health, T Level Transition Programme
This Level 2 Certificate in Health will equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully progress onto our T Level in Health. You will learn about human growth and development, safeguarding and protection, equality and diversity in practice, mental health and wellbeing, and social care values. As part of this prog...Click Here
Healthcare Science Assistant
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
Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will be able to demonstrate a range of excellent skills, knowledge, and behaviours in your role as a healthcare support worker. You will be equipped to work as part of a team providing high-quality and compassionate care, carry out well-defined routine clinical duties and prepare individuals for heal...Click Here
Lead Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship
Upon completion, you will have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability. As a lead adult care worker, you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional...Click Here
Health and Social Care: Social Care Pathway, BTEC Extended Diploma
This Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification has 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 provide you with the theoretical and practical underpinnings for your chosen indust...Click Here
Health, T Level
T Levels are the new ‘Gold Standard’ in technical qualifications and are designed to ensure that learners are more employable. 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 workplace experience to kick-start your career into the...Click Here
Laboratory Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship covers a broad range of occupational roles, from supporting scientists and engineers in research and development work, to providing quality assurance or analytical science services. You will also be given the opportunity to learn functional skills (such as maths and English) if required. How will I be assessed? Your pract...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. You may work in a range of settings, including hospitals, working in partnership with individuals, families, carers and other service pro...Click Here
Healthcare Assistant Practitioner
Practitioners work as part of the wider Health and Social Care team and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. Assistant Practitioners work at a level above that of Healthcare Support Workers and have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influenced health and ill h...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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Our brand new Health and Active Living Skills Centre
Taking learning beyond the classroom, The Health and Active Living Skills Centre is home to our Health and Social Care courses.
Opening its doors in 2020, this bespoke building was designed based on industry demands and what key skills are essential for young professionals to learn.
The state-of-the-art simulation ward gives you the closest experience to a real-life hospital ward with realistic scenarios to prepare you for the world of work.
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Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, take a guided tour of our Weston Health facilities!
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: 8,962 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: 23,066 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: 1,118 positions
What our students say
Lily Elliott, Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
"Lily enjoyed having the opportunity to apply theoretical underpinnings to real-life scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation room and laboratories. She also enjoyed developing her industry competencies whilst attending weekly placements, organised by Weston College’s placement team. During her study program, Lily achieved a grade profile of D*D*D*, qualified to be a lateral flow tester, and Covid-19 vaccinator.."
Former school: Broadoak
Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
What next? Lily is progressing to the University West of England to complete a degree in Physiotherapy to support her aspirations of becoming physiotherapist.