Health and Social Care
Want to work in Health and Care? Our hospital wards will prepare you for a career in this vital and rewarding sector.
When you study Health and Social Care at Newcastle College you will learn in an environment which looks and feels like a working hospital.
Health and Social Care students have access to a whole floor dedicated to healthcare training. Built to the standards of a modern hospital, you will find four hospital wards and everything you need to be able to experience life within the healthcare sector.
Based in our Parsons Building you will have access to facilities which include:
two fully-functioning hospital wards with five and six beds with nurses’ station
two-bed paediatric ward
two-bed intensive care unit
fully operational hospital reception
a two-floor flat with a working kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with hoist for domiciliary care
ageing suits and goggles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will I be studying?
As a Health and Social Care student you will be based in the Parsons Building on our main campus, which houses a paediatric training ward, two hospital wards with 11 beds and clinical stores, as well as a domiciliary care house which spans two floors to create a genuine living environment.
Is the campus safe?
Newcastle College has a range of security measures in place to ensure that all students and staff remain safe while on campus.
We employ a team of security operatives providing 24-hour cover, 365 days a year. Optimum staffing levels are in place to ensure proactive foot patrols are conducted around the college estate, both internally and externally. All of our security staff can be identified by their hi-visibility clothing which is identified with SECURITY on the back which serves to distinguish them from other day-to-day contractors and suppliers who may also may be wearing hi-visibility clothing.
These security provisions run across all Newcastle College and NCG campuses.
CCTV is extensively situated around the college, both externally and internally in some buildings for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety with a dedicated CCTV control room that is staffed continually. The CCTV control room has a dedicated emergency line number in addition to two other phone lines.
In addition to general college staff challenging people without a valid college ID, security staff do this as part of their specific duties and conduct ad-hoc I.D checks at the point of entry to buildings. We also have close liaison with our local neighbourhood police officers.
Are there places to eat and socialise on Campus?
Students at Newcastle College have access to a number of in-house catering outlets across the sites. All of our catering facilities have a five-star Food Hygiene Rating and all of our outlets have been awarded the Heart of Newcastle Award for outstanding hygiene and healthy eating options. All catering outlets are available to learners in receipt of free college meals.
Restaurants are available within Parsons and Trevelyan on our Rye Hill Campus which serve a wide range of affordable hot and cold food including jacket potatoes, made to order sandwiches and pastries, along with a number of snacks.
Based on the ground floor of the Lifestyle Academy, our bistro is run by staff and students of the Lifestyle Academy. It offers a wide range of freshly made hot and cold dishes, sandwiches and snacks. A selection of hot and cold drinks are also available.
The Chefs’ Academy
This is our gourmet á la carte restaurant on the third floor of the Lifestyle Academy and offers panoramic views across the city. Ideal if you want to give yourself or your family a treat, it offers two and three-course meals cooked and served to the highest quality with competitive set menu prices.
Do you have study areas for students?
You will have access to many learning spaces where our teams are on hand to help you with independent study, research and academic skills such as referencing.
Newcastle College also has one of the largest further education college libraries in the north of England and here you will have access to over 40,000 books, plus hundreds of journals, magazines, DVDs, e-books and e-journal resources.