Subject Information

In response to demographic changes, including an ageing population, the growth in long term and chronic illnesses and the increased use of emergency healthcare, the sector has had to develop its services rapidly.

Our programmes are designed to enable progression to a very broad range of health and social care related fields, including nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, mental health, disability, elderly care and support and a whole range of university courses.

Teaching staff are well qualified and experienced in health and social care professions and have a wealth of theoretical knowledge. They have all worked in a variety of health and social care settings as teachers, nursery managers, health visitors, specialist learning disability teachers, psychologists, foster carers, occupational therapists, social workers and nursery practitioners.

What our students say

Health & Social Care Student Laura Grinter

Laura Grinter

Whilst on my course I was lucky enough to secure a work placement on a maternity unit, this gave me real life experience which I would not have had without the help of the College. This experience will help me in the future when I am at university and in my career. The staff at the College have been extremely helpful, after I had a motorbike accident they supported me and made sure that I had everything I needed to get my grades.”

Former pupil of Bishop Fox’s School in Taunton, is going on to study Midwifery at Kingston University in London.

Health & Social Care Student Lucy Bond

Lucy Bond

The staff have helped me gain confidence in my own abilities and achieve my potential as a trainee practitioner. Placements, combined with in-depth classroom learning, have enabled me to apply my skills and knowledge. Working with clients with autism was very insightful and this confirmed the career path that I wish to take.”

Former pupil of Huish Episcopi Academy in Langport, Lucy is going to do an Apprenticeship on completion of her programme.