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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

This is a specialist Foundation Degree designed for adults wanting to progress towards a professional degree within the health and social care sector. It has been designed in response to the rapidly changing workforce demands and policy initiatives aimed at modernising services and improving quality, productivity and efficiency. It covers both the academic and work-based competencies that are relevant to a multitude of roles within health and social care settings.

“I want to go on to study at University and become a Paramedic. This course helps me prepare for that next step and I get to learn in a friendly and fun environment.”

Ryan Lebeter
Ryan Lebeter Level 2 - Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
Please note

We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Health and Social Care

The health and social care sector is ideal for those who have a passion for caring for others and includes jobs in personal care and healthcare.

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Midwife

Average salary - £32,100*

Midwives support pregnant women and their babies before, during and after, childbirth.

Day-to-day tasks:

Giving pregnant women advice on staying healthy, run classes on pregnancy and parenting, check the health of mother and baby during pregnancy, monitor the mother and baby during labour, deliver the baby and visit people’s homes to check on mother and baby.**

Working environments:

You could work at a client's home, at a health centre or a hospital.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Social Worker

Average salary - £35,500*

Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse and support people to live independently.

Day-to-day tasks:

Put together support plans for clients, keep records and write reports, discuss your cases with your supervisors, support clients safety and take the right action to protect them when necessary, work closely with communities, health professionals and other agencies, help clients to develop and maintain independent living skills and hold meeting and assessments with individuals and families to review their situation.**

Working environments:

You could work in an office, NHS or private hospital, an adult care home or children’s care home.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the health and social care sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Compassion
  • Leadership

What our students say

“I want to go on to study at University and become a Paramedic. This course helps me prepare for that next step and I get to learn in a friendly and fun environment.”

Ryan Lebeter
Ryan Lebeter Level 2 - Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

“I chose to study Health and Social Care at North Notts College, because I enjoy learning practically and I want to have a career in healthcare. The College is a great place to study and develop.”

Kizhia Wallis (AKA Kizhia Gilliland)
Kizhia Wallis (AKA Kizhia Gilliland) Level 2 - Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

“The Health and Social care course has given me loads of knowledge and confidence. After finishing my course I am planning on going to University to study Psychology.”

Jake Pashley
Jake Pashley Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

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