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Health and Social Care

Whether you want to work with adults with disabilities or health problems, or those needing other types of support, our health and social care courses will give you the knowledge and experience to carve out a career in the growing and rewarding care sector.

If you already have experience in this sector, you can improve your job prospects by building on your existing qualifications, by using your experience and knowledge to gain a formal qualification.

You’ll benefit from fantastic facilities at either our Basford or City Hub campuses. Most courses include work experience and we have many links with local hospitals, voluntary organisations and care homes. Our teaching staff have extensive and current industry experience and offer a supportive learning environment. We also work closely with the area’s top employers, including Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

After completing your course you can choose to go into employment with the skills you’ve learned, or to progress onto a university-level course.

The number of roles available in the caring profession is rising across Nottinghamshire, so these courses are a great choice if you are looking for a direct route into employment.

You can download a course or apprenticeship guide here.

Levels

We offer a variety of courses at Nottingham College, ranging from Level 1 to Degree Level and Apprenticeships.

Careers in Health and Social Care

The number of jobs available in the caring profession is rising across Nottinghamshire, so our courses are a great choice if you are looking for a direct route into employment.

There are lots of different roles in health and social care depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you’d like to work. For example, you could be supporting someone with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. Or you could be working in a care home, out in your local community, in a hospital or from someone’s home.

Plus, there are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Ambulance Technician, Care Assistant, Environmental Health Worker, Midwife, Nurse, Nursery Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Paramedic, Radiographer, Residential Warden, Social Services Officer, Speech/Language Therapist, Support Worker – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • On any one day, there are 90,000 vacancies for social care jobs in England.
  • At any one time, there are over 80,000 vacancies for social care jobs in England.
  • The Health Sector employs 1.7 million people in England.
  • The number of adult social care jobs is expected to grow to around 2.6 million by 2025.
  • As of 31 March 2017, there were 1.21 million full time equivalent (FTE) staff working for the NHS.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Health and Social Care but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

Apply for Careers Advice

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Access to Higher Education: Health and Social Care (19+) - Full-time

If you are aged 19+ and are interested in a career working with families, children and young people, the elderly or vulnerable people, this course could be the one for you.

Alcohol Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Alcohol Awareness distance learning course aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use and the possible health issues surrounding its consumption, as well as where to seek help if needed.

Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse; develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue; and equip you with a skill set that is highly transferrable.

Chefs in Health and Social Care (Level 2 Specialist Award) - Part-time

This qualification is specifically designed for people who cater for patients or residents in a health and social care setting.

Dementia Awareness - Part-time

This course is perfect if you are looking after family members living with Dementia, work in community care, day centres, residential or care homes or you want to start your career in health and social care.

Dementia Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Dementia Awareness course will provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia, through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.

Health and Social Care (Adult Care) (Level 2 CACHE Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have an interest in working with adults in a range of clinical healthcare support and adult care settings and want to develop your knowledge and skills in health and social care.

Health and Social Care (Entry 3 BTEC Extended Certificate 16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’d like to explore a career in Health & Social Care and prepare for higher level courses in this subject.

Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) (Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a healthcare science, nursing and midwifery, social care or any medical profession.

Health and Social Care (Level 2 CACHE Extended Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop your knowledge and understanding in health and social care and wish to progress on to the Level 3 Health and Social Care Course. The course is a pathway if you are…

Health and Social Care (Level 3 NCFE Technical Certificate) (16-18) - Full Time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for healthcare science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a nursing and midwifery, social work or any other health or social care profession.

Introduction to Health and Social Care and Young People’s Settings (Level 1 CACHE Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want the opportunity to study specialist work related qualifications in a range of sectors. The course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare you for employment or further career development.

Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings (19+) (Level 1) – Part-time

You are interested in learning more about working within health and social care or children’s settings.

Mental Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, either for your personal life, or professional interest.

Pre-Access to Science & Nursing (19+) - Part-time

You are interested in or currently working in the healthcare, social care or science sector or looking to progress onto an Access course.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children - Part-time

This course is perfect if you work, or plan to work, in the health and social care sector, as a care assistant, in community care, or you work in a nursing home/residential care home or day centre.

Sexual Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides a wealth of information that will increase your understanding of sexual health issues.

Understanding Anxiety (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of anxiety by completing an anxiety training course? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the causes and effects of anxiety, along with its management.

Understanding Depression (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more…

Understanding Eating Disorders (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding eating disorders, as well as an awareness of the harmful effects eating disorders can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding Stress (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding stress and raise awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for anyone currently working in a role where they need to administer medication, or for those who wish to progress into a role of this nature.

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