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Welcome health and social care applicants!

You have made a great decision choosing West Notts!

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Get a glimpse into the facilities you will be using as a health and social care student at West Notts College.

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FAQs - health and social care courses

The following information will hopefully give you a little bit more of an insight into what it will be like to be a student with us.

  • Where will I study?

    All of our health and social care courses are based at our Derby Road site. The college runs 13 college buses to Derby Road in a morning and in the evening.

  • What is it like?

    The college is a professional environment intended to prepare you to work in industry. As such we expect behaviour to be in line with what it would be in the world of work. Attendance and punctuality are very important. Due to the nature of the industry that you will be going into behaviour, attitude are very important so the team are very supportive but have exacting expectation in terms of conduct.

  • What will I study?

    Study on campus is mainly classroom based but we have a new simulated ward where you turn classroom learning into practice. This includes an animatronic patient, moving and handling devices and other resources you would find in industry. At level 2, you will be required to understake a range of written activities to begin to further develop your writing skills. Learning at level 3 is academically based to support your progression to higher education or emloyment opportunities

  • What about English and maths?

    If you start at college and you haven’t yet achieved your English and Maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above, then you will continue to study these for three hours each week per subject. At the end of your first year you will take a resit GCSE exam. It is important you attend your English and Maths lessons alongside your chosen course.

    Take a look at our fact sheets to find out why English and maths is important within this industry.

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  • What will I have to wear?

    Our health sciences and social care students , wear a health sector tunic whilst in college with smart black trousers and flat shoes. When on work placement, studenst wear a polo shirt with our college logo, with smart black trousers and black shoes.

  • Will I have to do a work placement?

    At level 2 it is an important aspect of the course. At Level 3 work placement is a mandatory part of the course and on average students would attend one day a week on a work placement. The team have work placement coordinators who allocate a work placement to you and review progress with employers. You will expected to complete a work placement within the health sciences and social care sector areas.

    All of our students will be able to become involved in our learning companies which are in-house opportunities to gain real world experience supporting a wide range of local and national charities.

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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We offer a flexible and cost-effective travel pass to all students and apprentices.

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We have four campuses each boasting a number of state-of-the-art facilities.

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