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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 guide here.

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

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.

  • On any one day, there are 90,000 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.
  • In 2021 there were 1.21 million full time equivalent (FTE) staff working for the NHS.

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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.

Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery at Basford (19+) - Full-time

If you are aged 19+ and want to pursue a career in adult, child or mental health nursing, midwifery or other health professions, this course will put you on the right track.

Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery at the City Hub (19+) - Full-time

If you are aged 19+ and want to pursue a career in adult, child or mental health nursing, midwifery or other health professions, this course will put you on the right track.

Access to Higher Education: Social Science (19+) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and interested in taking an in-depth look at human behaviour; crime and punishment; how crime and punishment are related to other social issues and why certain groups may be societally victimised.

Access to Higher Education: Social Work (19+) - Full-time

If you are aged 19+ and passionate about helping people, and would like to progress towards a career in social work or similar then this could be the course 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 Mental Health Problems (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill-health.

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.

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.

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 (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 (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, social work or any other health or social care profession.

Health, Social Care and Wellbeing BA (Hons) Degree (Level 6) - Full-time

Make a real difference to people’s lives by supporting others in their time of need. This new Health, Wellbeing and Social Care degree starting in September 2023, will help open the door to a rewarding career meeting the needs of…

Healthcare Practice for England HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This Higher National Certificate in Healthcare Practice for England is designed to provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment.

Information, Advice or Guidance (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles of information, advice or guidance and applying these within their own context.

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.

Prevention and Control of Infection in Health & Social Care Settings (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

On this course you will develop a knowledge and understanding of controlling infections within health and social care settings.

Principles of Care Planning (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will gain the knowledge is required to work in a range of environments in a care planning role.

Principles of Dementia Care (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

In this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of caring for those with dementia.

Principles of End of Life Care (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles needed when working in end of life care settings.

Sexual Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

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

Social and Community Work HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This Higher National Certificate (HNC) course is designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in social work, community work and community development

Social and Community Work HND (Level 5) - Full-time

This Higher National Diploma course is designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in social work, community work and community development.

T Level Technical Qualification in Health (Level 3) (16-18) - Full-time

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification that is worth the same number of UCAS points as 3 A levels and accepted is by universities. This course is suitable for anyone wanting a career in health and healthcare.

Understand Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

This qualification is designed primarily for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.

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 Children's and Young People's Mental Health (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

Studying this qualification you will increase knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners' knowledge and understanding of common childhood illnesses.

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 in Health and Social Care (TQUK Level 2 Certificate) (19+) - Online Learning

You will develop knowledge and understanding of the key principles of handling medication within heath and social care settings.

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