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If you’re a people person, a good communicator and have a flexible approach to work then you could consider a career in Health & Social Care.

Our department is rated as outstanding (Ofsted 2011) and our programmes provide you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications required to work in this important sector.

We offer a broad range of full-time Health and Social Care-related programmes, including BTEC Diplomas Whatever your current level of training or qualifications, we can help you progress to further study and/or your chosen career. On the Health Care programmes you’ll learn about human development, anatomy, health promotion, equality and diversity and caring for individuals.

Our facilities at Highbury Campus are specifically designed to simulate realistic work environments and include a simulated A&E room and residential care environment. The department has its own care agency, which employs and trains our healthcare students. Work placements are a vital part of all courses and are tailored to meet the needs of individual students. Placements require a full Data Barring Service (DBS) check.

Staff have extensive vocational expertise and a thorough knowledge of current methods and legislation, ensuring that you benefit from the most up-to-date teaching. The course also includes specialist speakers and the opportunities to take part in a range of cross-college and voluntary activities, both locally and internationally.


Just the job

Careers you might consider include working as a care assistant, support worker, social worker, nurse, paramedic, midwife, teacher or speech therapist. Starting salaries for social workers are around £19,500 to £25,000 a year, for teachers from £21,500. With experience, speech therapists can earn around £35,000 a year. Newly qualified nurses and midwives in the NHS earn around £21,000 a year. Care workers can expect to earn around £12,000- £16,000 a year.