Study Health and Care

Health and Care Courses

Our health and social care courses are career-focused with an emphasis on practical and vocational projects. Our tutors all have experience in the industry, meaning our learners benefit from specialist industry knowledge.

We offer work placements and work related learning activities, so you can apply what you have learnt in the classroom in a real environment.

The skills you develop will enable you to study at the next level and many careers are on offer within this sector such as a carer, nurse, midwife, youth worker or social worker. With additional study many healthcare professions could be available to you.

What you can study

We offer a number of courses that can help get you on your way to a career in health and care. The routes will depend on your predicted or current GCSE grades. Please use our guide below to help understand which level you need to apply for.

Typically, if you have or are predicted less than 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or below:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above:

Typically, if you have or are predicted 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above:


As a health and care student you will be based in our newly redeveloped Parsons Building which includes:

  • two fully-functioning hospital wards with five and six beds with nurses’ station
  • an operational hospital reception
  • intensive care unit
  • paediatric ward and scrub room
  • a two-floor flat with a working kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with hoist for domiciliary care.

Employer links

We have strong links with care homes across the region, which means that we have access to a fantastic range of placements for you. We regularly have guest speakers and representatives from various roles in the NHS, Royal College of Nursing and a variety of charitable organisations who offer career advice and guidance, insight into different roles and top tips on moving into employment in the sector.