Health & Social Care

The demand for qualified Health & Social Care Professionals has never been higher in our society. An engaged and empowered NHS workforce is crucial to meet the many challenges ahead for our Health and Social Care Services. Are you ready to become one of the next generation of heroes?

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If you are looking for a career that makes a difference to others, there are a huge range of rewarding roles in the health and social care sector. We offer Apprenticeships and a wide range of courses, all delivered by our team who have practical experience working in their field of expertise. Our students tell us it’s this real life, hands-on experience that makes learning at Kirklees College stand out from the rest.

Becoming a Health & Social Care Professional takes a certain type of person. Someone who cares about the best practices to care for others, whatever their condition and needs. Whether it’s focusing on the mental or physical health or social care needs, our courses can lead to higher education opportunities or a chance to develop a specialism and make a difference.

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College 16-18

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College 16-18

HE & Higher Skills (2)

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

Employment in Health, Social and Child Care Services roles are down 2.9% since 2017

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

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

Senior Officers in Fire, Ambulance, Prison and Related Services

£22,630

Health Services and Public Health Managers and Directors

£32,677

Social Services Managers and Directors

£20,446

Health Care Practice Managers

£23,192

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

Charley

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.

Charlie

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.