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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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your journey

Select your course to begin your application

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 - £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.

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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.

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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