About our health and social care courses

We offer health and social care courses that are tailored for school leavers aged 16-18.

These courses can prepare you for a job in the sector or to progress to a university course.

Specialist subjects in health and social care, include:

  • childcare and education
  • health care
  • counselling
  • social care.

Studying a health and social care course is the first step towards a fulfilling career. As a health and social care professional, you can have a profound impact on other people’s lives.

Health and social care with My Bristol College overlay

Why study a health and social care course?

The health and care sector in the UK is vast. In the South West, health and social care is the third largest area of employment.

There is demand for well-trained, skilled people at all level in a variety of professions. These roles can provide physical, emotional and/or social support. Employers for health and social care specialists include:

  • care homes
  • hospitals
  • community organisations
  • schools
  • nurseries.

Health and social care careers and progression

Our courses for school leavers could lead you into roles such as:

  • nursery assistant, play worker or child minder.
  • school pastoral support, health care assistant or physical therapy assistant.
  • care home activities coordinator, social work assistant, or personal carer.

Our courses are also a great stepping stone to higher-level study. University study can lead you to a huge variety of careers in health and social care. This includes: nursing, midwifery, social work, care management, health administration, counselling, community services development and early years teaching.

We work with employers and service providers to enhance your learning. For example, you may complete work experience or industry visits during your course.

Childcare student, Adama Sesay studies at a desk

Health and social care courses for school leavers

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