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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.

Health and Social Care at West Notts College

Take a look at the college’s health and social care mock ward and hear more from staff and students about the training opportunities available in this care-centred area of study.

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

  • Hundreds explore career opportunities at ‘Step into the NHS’ showcase

    Hundreds of job-seekers explored a host of careers in the health service and educational pathways both at college and university, courtesy of the first ‘Step into the NHS’ showcase of 2024.

    Posted: 18/03/2024
  • College celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted result

    Staff and students at West Nottinghamshire College are celebrating following the publication of its latest Ofsted inspection report – which has graded it ‘good’ with areas of outstanding provision, and that makes a strong contribution to meeting its area’s skills needs.

    Posted: 07/06/2023
  • 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

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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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