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Health and Social Care


Offered at

North Notts College

The care sector is one of the biggest and most important industries in the UK.

Our Health and Social Care courses will teach you the skills you’ll need to work in a variety of roles. Our courses are the first step towards a career in the NHS as a Nurse, Midwife or Paramedic, or a role as a Health Assistant or Carer.

Our courses combine a work placement in a local setting with theoretical knowledge in areas such as anatomy and physiology, human development, report writing, communication, equality and diversity, psychology, sociology, research skills, reflective practice and safeguarding.

Our tutors pass on their knowledge gained from working in the health and social care industry. Sharing their knowledge and experiences ensures that you hit the ground running in your career. We work closely with a range of partners to ensure that you receive high-quality placements that give you the chance to gain insight into working in the sector. We work with Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust, Sure Start, NHS England, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Notts Mental Health Trust, Bassetlaw Health Partnerships and a range of local residential and nursing homes and other settings.

Whether you’re progressing to further study, an apprenticeship or Higher Education after completing your course, we’ll ensure you’re as prepared as you can be.

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level


  • Level 1

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 2

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 3

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

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Study 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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Average salary - £38,400*

Nurses provide care for those that are sick, injured or have a disability and assist doctors with their tasks.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping doctors with examinations, administering medication, using medical equipment, monitoring patient progress, updating patients records and handover information and giving advice to patients and their relatives.**

Working environments:

Public and private hospitals, health centres, hospices, adult care homes, a client’s home or prison settings.

*EMSI 2021 **

Care Worker

Average salary - £20,800*

Care Workers attend the personal needs and comforts of vulnerable and elderly people to help them manage their daily activities and live as independently as possible.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping clients with washing, dressing, making food, doing household jobs, monitoring them and recording any concerns, checking if they are taking prescribed medication, supporting families who have new caring responsibilities and supporting their wellbeing with activities.**

Working environments:

Residential care homes, day care centres or in a client’s home.

*EMSI 2021 **

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 enjoy coming into College, because I can socialise with my friends and learn about the key skills that I’ll need for a career in Education and Childcare.”

Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones Level 2 Education and Childcare Services

“The Education and Childcare Services course is really fascinating and I love coming into College to see my friends and learn new skills. I definitely recommend this course and i'm looking forward to continuing studying at University.”

Elsie-Jay Atkins
Elsie-Jay Atkins Level 2 Education and Childcare Services

“Studying at College allows me to learn the skills I need to take care of children, whilst also giving me the freedom to combine my studies with activities outside of College.”

Jess Chester
Jess Chester Level 2 Education and Childcare Services
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