Careers in the Health and Social Care sector are varied, challenging and satisfying. With a career in the caring professions, you will make a real difference to people's lives every day.

The NHS is the main employer in the sector, offering excellent career prospects. Other providers specialising in the different aspects of healthcare providers include private companies, care home providers, dentists, opticians and more.

Our study programmes lead to a wealth of rewarding careers including healthcare assistants, emergency care, occupational, speech and behavioural therapists and nursing.

If you have the ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and are passionate about handling patients with sensitivity and respect, then health and social care is the right career for you.

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What should I study?

To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies.

To find the course you're interested in, view the links below.

Adult care Clinical Healthcare

Alternatively, if you already know what you want to study you can apply online.


Career opportunities in this sector includes working in ambulance services, dentistry, elderly care, healthcare management, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and public health.

 Earning potential per year
Healthcare Worker£12,500 - £25,000+
Nurse£22,000 - £48,000+
Paramedic£22,000 - £32,250+

Higher Education

Senior roles in this sector will require a degree-level qualification. Our courses are designed to ensure you are qualified to progress onto degree level courses or move onto related subjects.

As a Health and Social Care student you may choose to study your subject at a higher level or specialise in degree courses such as Nursing, Emergency Services, Midwifery and Dentistry.