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Health and social care

Our full-time courses in health and social care can lead to a variety of careers including care roles, social work and youth work. Students are given the support and skills required to progress in their chosen area, and will be taught by teachers with experience in this challenging, yet rewarding sector.

Health and social care courses

Why choose health and social care at West Notts?

Great opportunities

You will have access to great opportunities to support work placements as well as links with NTU so you can continue your study to university-level right here at West Notts.

Teachers with industry knowhow

Our health and social care teachers come with a wealth of skills and knowledge including previous work experience in health and care settings, and knowledge of first aid, fire safety, safeguarding children and COSHH – so they really know their stuff!

Train in industry-standard facilities

You’ll get to work in our brand new practice room, designed to reflect real life situations and working environments. We have a selection of beds, caring equipment, and full-size dummies so that you can get hands-on experience from day one!

Be part of the 'Learning Company'

Level 1 Health and Social Care students will have the opportunity to work with The Beacon Project, a homeless charity.

They work to help homeless people, offering advice and support to help lift them out of homelessness. Being a part of this gives you an opportunity to experience working within the charity sector, in an area that touches close to many of our hearts.

Level 2 Health and Social Care students have the opportunity to work with Mentell – a charity which carries out vital work to end the stigma around men’s mental health and provides confidential spaces for men to talk.

As a Level 3 Health and Social Care student, you’ll have the opportunity to work with Forget Me Not, a local charity which supports people with dementia and their carers.

You’ll get to meet elderly clients with dementia and work on memory activities that they can get involved in. This is a unique and highly-beneficial opportunity to get some hands-on experience working with real life clients.

Career Opportunities

Guided Campus Tour

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


Health and social care news and press

  • College showcases its work to Shadow Education Secretary

    Students and staff at West Nottinghamshire College showcased its work to provide high-quality education, training and career pathways when Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson MP visited its campuses.

    Posted: 25/04/2023
  • Joel’s reward for his kindness and compassion

    A West Nottinghamshire College health and social care student who dedicates his time to helping veterans and elderly people with cleaning and offering them support has been recognised with an award.

    Posted: 21/04/2023
  • College strengthens local hospital links

    West Nottinghamshire College has strengthened its commitment to partnering with Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, after they joined forces to formally commit to working even more closely together in future.

    Posted: 08/02/2023

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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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