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:
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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Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship
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...Click Here
Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship
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...Click Here
Social Care, BTEC Extended Diploma
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...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: 8,475 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: 23,249 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: 1,075 positions
Health and Social Care, Level 3 Diploma
Access to HE: Healthcare Fast track