Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

The Health and Social Care industry in the UK employs over 1.5 million people and is vital to care for the most vulnerable in society. With a number of different settings to choose from, including care homes, schools, hospitals or out in the community, there’s a whole raft of options and possibilities within which to establish a valuable and fulfilling career.

For many, working in this area is seen as a vocation, rather than simply a job, as it provides the opportunity to make a real difference to many people’s lives. It can also be tough and take a lot out of you, both physically and emotionally, and so being able to work under pressure is essential to success. 

Related industries you may also be interested in

  • Counselling
  • Science 

Skills required

  • Empathy
  • Team player
  • Communication skills
  • Deal well with pressure

Example career options

  • Carer
  • Midwife
  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic

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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
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