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Health and Social Care

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We have a range of health and social care courses available at Nottingham College to cater for a variety of career choices.

Studying with us will give you the knowledge and experience to thrive in the growing and rewarding care sector, whether you want to work with adults with disabilities, health problems or those needing other types of support.

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

All our students benefit from a supportive learning environment and you will be in safe hands with our teaching staff who have extensive and current industry experience.

We also work closely with the area’s top employers, including Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Most of our courses include work experience and we have many links with local hospitals, voluntary organisations and care homes.

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

With a huge demand for employees within health and social care, there are plenty of opportunities for progression and for a job in which many people say they feel their work is rewarding and makes a difference to people’s lives.


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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Healthcare Practice HND (Level 5 Top Up) - Full-time

This course is designed to provide students with the broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment.

Healthcare Practice HNC (Level 4) - Full-time

This course will provide you with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in a health and/or social care environment.

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