Health And Social Care

Health and Social Care

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A career in care can be rewarding, but you need a wide range of skills and knowledge, which we can help you gain. Our courses are designed to prepare you for a career in caring for others, including children, people who have a physical or learning disability and the elderly.

You’ll develop practical and team-working skills by working in appropriate care settings, and you’ll work with community groups to provide therapeutic care.

You will study a broad range of occupationally-relevant topics, which could include nutrition, therapeutic care, the care of vulnerable adults, the care of children, counselling, human biology and sociology.

Why West Cheshire College?

All students undertake work placements as part of their curriculum, providing a valuable opportunity to develop employability skills and to put into practice what they have learned in College. We have a dedicated work placement officer who sources placements for students in caring for adults and children and services for older people. We have a fully-equipped ward that enables students to practice skills safely and use health promotion learning resources to promote a healthy lifestyle throughout the College.

Careers in Health and Social Care

A qualification in Health and Social Care can open the door to a range of employment opportunities.Click on the titles to explore each job role. 

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Childcare Inspector
Community Development Worker
Drugs and Alcohol Worker
Education Welfare Officer
Equalities Officer
Family Support Worker
Healthcare Assistant
Life Coach
Nursery Manager
Nursery Worker
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Support Worker
Social Worker
Victim Care Officer
Welfare Benefits Advisor
Youth and Community Worker
Youth Offending Team Officer

Trips and Activities

Students take part in a number of related activities such as fund-raising for national charities, Duke of Edinburgh overnight camping expedition, cinema trips, carol singing for charity, Activities Day at Sutton beaches, Wear Purple Project which included participating in art projects with Age Concern, and students were involved in a World War 1 project in association with Chester Military Museum.


Most students progress to higher-level study at the College either from Level 1 to Level 2 or from Level 2 to Level 3, or progress into employment or Apprenticeships.

Studying health and social care can lead to a range of exciting careers, including working as a Care Assistant, Social Worker, Nurse or Midwife.

Did you know?

In this region there are around 9,839 job vacancies for Care Assistants available per year - they earn on average £7.65 per hour.