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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.


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.

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