Career options and national starting averages include:
- Healthcare Assistant £15,000+
- Occupational Therapist £22,000+
You could move on to be a:
- Midwife £35,000+
- Mental Health Nurse £31,000+
Source: National Careers Service
Health & Social Care
Health and Social Care is the third biggest employer in Shropshire and one of the few areas in today's economic climate with a growing number of vacancies. Our Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas will allow you to explore a wide range of health and social care issues whilst picking up the skills and qualifications needed to work in the industry. Alternatively, you could use your Level 3 qualification as entry into higher education, including our own Foundation Degree in Children, Young People & Communities.
Work experience is an important part of our courses, with opportunities for you to develop your practical abilities and gain an insight into a variety of employment settings including hospitals, care homes and schools.
Previous students have progressed to study nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, primary school teaching, mental health nursing and operating room practitioner. Some students progress into employment in health and social care settings and continue training through NVQs.
A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.