Health & Social Care

The demand for qualified health and social care professionals has never been greater. A skilled and empowered workforce is crucial to meet the demands of the NHS and social care services. Are you ready to become the next generation of heroes?

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If you are a compassionate person who can see themselves helping people improve their health and wellbeing, our Health & Social Care courses can help start your path to a successful career within the health and social care sector. Health & Social Care is a field that covers many fields in the health sector, including Mental Health Services, nursing support and working with children and vulnerable adults.

Kirklees College prides itself on having the very best facilities to gain real-life skills, and Health & Social Care is no exception. Our specialist mock nursing ward is where you will train in key health skills and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

Our Health & Social Care qualifications are available across Levels 1, 2 and 3, and we also offer a T Level in Supporting the Adult Nursing Team, which was specially designed with colleagues from the NHS and University of Huddersfield.

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Why work in the Health, Social & Child Care Industry?

Employment in Health, Social and Child Care Services roles are down NAN% since 2021

Wide range of jobs in the Health, Social & Child Care Industry

A wide range of employers in the Health, Social & Child Care Industry

Considering a career in Health, Social & Child Care?​

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying Diploma Health and Social Care Level 3

There is so much opportunity on this course – you can go and do a placement anywhere and get a feel for the area. I’ve a better understanding of what I’m studying because I’ve been there and done it.


Studying Health and Social Care

The college is so accessible with it being in the centre of town, which made studying here really appealing. I heard good things about the reputation of the college and the support you receive and it just seemed right for me. Being able to undertake a placement has been my favourite aspect of college.
A young Kirklees College male student stood outside Huddersfield Royal Infirmary