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Caring for Children

“My tutors are really supportive. I like learning about a range of in-depth topics relating to my course.”

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021-22 or 2022-23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Health and Social Care

The health and social care sector is ideal for those who have a passion for caring for others and includes jobs in personal care and healthcare.

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Average salary - £38,400*

Nurses provide care for those that are sick, injured or have a disability and assist doctors with their tasks.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping doctors with examinations, administering medication, using medical equipment, monitoring patient progress, updating patients records and handover information and giving advice to patients and their relatives.**

Working environments:

Public and private hospitals, health centres, hospices, adult care homes, a client’s home or prison settings.

*EMSI 2021 **

Care Worker

Average salary - £20,800*

Care Workers attend the personal needs and comforts of vulnerable and elderly people to help them manage their daily activities and live as independently as possible.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping clients with washing, dressing, making food, doing household jobs, monitoring them and recording any concerns, checking if they are taking prescribed medication, supporting families who have new caring responsibilities and supporting their wellbeing with activities.**

Working environments:

Residential care homes, day care centres or in a client’s home.

*EMSI 2021 **

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the health and social care sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Compassion
  • Leadership

What our students say

“I have met new friends and enjoy doing a variety of activities, including football and rounders.”

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Abigail Whittaker Level 3 Public Services Former student at Wickersley School

“Coming to college has allowed me to develop more confidence to help prepare me for my next step in life.”

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Georgia Whitbread Level 3 Art and Design, Former student at Rawmarsh Community School

“I enjoy the hands-on learning and challenging myself to achieve my best.”

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Eve Hardwick Level 2 Motor Vehicle

Caring for Children