Health and Social Care

Get an enormous sense of personal achievement from knowing you are helping other people.

A word from us

Never has the demand for qualified health and social care professionals been higher in our society.

Over 1.4 million people work in the NHS in England and a further 1.5 million work in the social care sector.

Together they account for one in ten of the working population.

An engaged and empowered NHS workforce will be crucial to meet the many challenges ahead for our health service, including the efficiency challenge and the move towards seven-day services.

One of the greatest demands on the health and social care system comes from older people with multiple long-term conditions who need care for their mental and physical health, as well as social care needs.

People are often unaware of the huge range of rewarding roles the sector offers.

Our staff all have practical experience of working in their field of expertise, and we know this ‘hands-on’ knowledge is a vital element of what makes our learning offer so special for our students.

It’s an exciting time to launch your career with us!

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Did you know?

There are a wide range of employment opportunities for you in this sector from careers in nursing to social work and social care.

A word from our students

Without the course I wouldn't be able to move on to the next steps and progress in the job I do now.

Sarah Garside
Course: Health and Social Care

News

Students selected for exceptional achievement or major progress at Kirklees College attended a glittering awards ceremony to receive their prize.

Initial work has started this week to clear the land which will see two brand new educational facilities built in the heart of Dewsbury town centre.

A recent Government report states that the existing arrangements for post 16 education and training in Kirklees are the best option for the area.

Kirklees College’s specialist animal centre in Huddersfield now has its own library after students requested one.

Last week 4,500 full time learners at Kirklees College took part in Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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