Health and Social Care
Are you kind considerate and compassionate? Helping people to cope with their lives is very gratifying and provides an invaluable service for them. Our objective is not only to equip you with skills and knowledge, but to give you the understanding and experience that you need to develop a worthwhile career in this field.
What’s happening in the industry?
The Health and Social care sector is growing as people are living longer and have more complex needs: Over 53,000 people are employed in this sector in Leicestershire alone.
There is currently a skills shortage in this sector with a need for more care and social workers. As the adult social care workforce must grow by 80% by 2025 due to the anticipated demand, there will be opportunities across the country to break into this incredibly important sector.
This is predominantly a coursework-based qualification with two written exams. The units cover basic health and social care topics to prepare you for a career in a Health and Social Care setting.
This two year course provides a thorough background for employment, training and education in a wide range of Health and Social Care professions, such as Nursing, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Care Home. It places an emphasis on the vocational aspects. Work experience, visits and vocationally qualified staff combine to provide an interesting but challenging programme. There is 200 hours of work placement included in this course.
This course provides a broad introduction to aspects of the Health and Social Care and Early Years sectors. There is no requirement for work placement; students will be prepared for progression to Level 2 through classroom activities, visits and guest speakers.
“I loved my Health and Social Care course. My tutor helped me achieve the highest grades I could and supported me throughout the year.”