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Newcastle College Health And Care 9

College 16 to 18

Health and Care

Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding career where you can really make a difference? If you're caring, compassionate and willing to work hard, Health and Social Care at Newcastle College could be the right choice for you.


Our courses focus on giving you practical experience and a real understanding of what it takes to work in the health sector.

You'll develop knowledge of everything from current social issues to how our NHS works, to nutrition, to mental health, so you'll have the skills and knowledge you need to work in care, social care or a medical profession.

Learning from experienced tutors, you'll develop your practical skills in our dedicated healthcare facilities, including simulated hospital wards and science labs.

You may also spend time working on projects with local charities, or undertaking a work placement to gain real experience.

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What can I study?

Health and Social Care - Level 1

Learn in hospital simulation rooms and ageing suits and visual impairment goggles to help you understand domiciliary care.

Length: 4 months
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Health and Social Care - Level 2

This course focuses on the core principles of care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment within health and social care.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Health and Social Care - Level 3

Prepare for your future in Health and Social Care with this Level 3 course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Health Academy - Level 3

Prepare for your future in Health and Social Care by developing your skills and knowledge in our simulation suite.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Supporting the Adult Nursing Team – T-Level (Health) – Level 3

Whether you’re thinking about a future in healthcare support or working with the ambulance service, this T-Level in Supporting the Adult Nursing Team could kickstart your career in this rewarding industry.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Supporting the Mental Health Team – T-Level (Health) – Level 3

Are you a passionate advocate for mental health support? Are you thinking about a career in this challenging but rewarding sector? If so, this T-Level in Supporting the Mental Health Team could be for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Assisting with Healthcare Science – T-Level (Healthcare Science) – Level 3*

Are you caring, compassionate and want to work with people? A career in Healthcare Science could be for you, contributing to safe patient care in every area of the healthcare sector.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Meet our staff and students

What can I do with a Health and Care qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Maintains patient records, manages caseloads.
  • Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
  • Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
  • Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
  • Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
  • Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
  • Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.

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Daily tasks:

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

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Daily tasks:

  • Supervises and accompanies children who are taking part in a theatrical, television or film production.
  • Communicates with colleagues and maintains accurate records.
  • Supervises contact between parents and separated children.
  • Organises toilet and meal stops, as appropriate.
  • Supports and secures chair bound clients.
  • Transports clients safely and securely between approved destinations.

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Daily tasks:

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

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Daily tasks:

  • Participates in training and supervision.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.

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Daily tasks:

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

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Daily tasks:

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

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Daily tasks:

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

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Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

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Median Salary

£19,742 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Responds to emergencies and provides guidance and support to care workers.
  • Takes responsibility for the shift and for the service while on duty.

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