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Health and Social Care

DEVELOP THE IN-DEMAND SKILLS NEEDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE’S LIFE.

Offered at

Rotherham College Dearne Valley College

The care sector is one of the biggest and most important industries in the UK.

If you are a caring person and interested in a career in Health Care, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Care or Clinical Practice, we will provide you with the best learning experience and industry-relevant qualifications to unlock your potential and succeed in your chosen career as a Health Science Professional.

You will need to be flexible and committed the values and principals of care for our growing and ageing population.

Studying with us will provide opportunities for you to learn from highly skilled tutors with expertise in Clinical Practice, Health Care and Social Work.
Dearne Valley College is the Hub for Higher Skills in Health and Social Care and we are currently developing a Health and Science Laboratory, simulated Clinical Suite and Medical Assessment Ward and new sector related technologies. You will be able to complete a variety of enrichment programmes and competitions to develop employability and personal development skills.
You will also be able to take part in a range of Educational Visits, Volunteering and organise community events.

Job opportunities are vast, varied and very much in-demand; you could go on to become a Nurse, Operating Department Practitioner, Social Worker, Support Worker, Midwife, Carer or Counsellor. Our nationally recognised qualifications provide you with sought-after, transferable skills for a successful career to begin your journey in the health and social care sector.

Our courses are ideal for those who have a true passion for caring for others. You’ll learn key skills from our supportive tutors who have many years of experience working in the health and social care sector. Practical sessions include a range of different aspects, along with theory to support and develop your knowledge further, giving you a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the career pathway you have chosen. 

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Childcare and Care

  • Level 1

    Care

  • Level 2

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 3

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Get started on
your journey

Select your course to begin your application

Study Health and Social Care

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy

FUTURE CAREERS 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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Midwife

Average salary - £32,100*

Midwives support pregnant women and their babies before, during and after, childbirth.

Day-to-day tasks:

Giving pregnant women advice on staying healthy, run classes on pregnancy and parenting, check the health of mother and baby during pregnancy, monitor the mother and baby during labour, deliver the baby and visit people’s homes to check on mother and baby.**

Working environments:

You could work at a client’s home, at a health centre or a hospital.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Social Worker

Average salary - £35,500*

Social workers help to protect vulnerable children and adults from harm or abuse and support people to live independently.

Day-to-day tasks:

Put together support plans for clients, keep records and write reports, discuss your cases
with your supervisors, support clients safety and take the right action to protect them when necessary, work closely with communities, health professionals and other agencies, help clients to develop and maintain independent living skills and hold meeting and assessments with individuals and families to review their situation.**

Working environments:

You could work in an office, NHS or private hospital, an adult care home or children’s care home.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

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

“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

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy
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