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Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life? Wanting to help vulnerable people, being a good communicator and having a flexible approach to work are all qualities that help you start a great career within the health and social care industry.

We offer a broad range of full-time Health and Social Care-related programmes, including BTEC Diplomas, so 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. As a result, placements require a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Staff have extensive vocational expertise and a thorough knowledge of current methods and legislation.

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.

Exclusive Nurse Cadet Programme

If you would like a career in Healthcare, this programme is for you! You will have the opportunity to have a variety of work placements including Portsmouth’s QA Hospital, Highbury-based Collingwood Care agency, community placements and social care settings.

The two-year Certificate of Fundamental Care programme includes a full-time BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care course (equivalent to three A Levels), with clinical training in our own bespoke facilities as well as work placements. It covers basic clinical nursing skills, including monitoring vital signs, first aid, wound dressing, skin management, infection control, end of life care and continence care.

This programme is designed to enhance your employability skills and raises the profile of your university applications should you choose to go on to a degree course. There is also potential to work with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and undertake an Apprenticeship in Nursing through the University of Portsmouth.


Apply for the Level 3 BTEC 90-Credit Health & Social Care course below and you'll be provided with more information at interview stage.














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.