Health and Social Care courses
Turn your passion into a profession and help to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
Health and Social Care
Studying Health and Social Care at Weston College
Taught by industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities, 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.
We have two pathways to choose from:
- Health and Social based courses focus on specific routes into the Health industry and Social Care Industry. See the courses below to read more about each pathway.
- Learn as you work with apprenticeships in Weston-super-Mare, Bristol and beyond. See all the latest vacancies here.
Available Health and Social Care courses
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.
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: 8,703 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: 22,487 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: 1,534 positions
What our students say
Ella Jones-Loates, Health and Social care
“I enjoyed my course very much, particularly the teachers and the friends I've made”
Former school: Gordano
Course: Health and Social Care
What next? Going to university to study midwifery.