Career Prospects

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Healthcare Assistant £14,000+
  • Hospital Play Specialist £18,000+

You could move on to be a:

  • Health Visitor £25,783+
  • Mental Health Nurse £21,000+

Source: National Careers Service

Health & Social Care

Do you want a career that gives you an enormous sense of achievement through making a positive difference to people’s lives?

Would you like to work in a sector that offers long-term employment prospects, with great opportunities for promotion and progression?

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 courses 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, 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.

So, let us start you on the road to a fulfilling career in one of the many diverse roles that exist within the Health and Social Care industry.

A Level Options
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside A Levels and other qualifications.

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