Health & Social Care

The Health & Social Care sector employs around four million people in the UK.

Health & Social Care at Wakefield College

The hospitality and catering industry is the largest growing sector in the world, but there is a shortage of skilled staff within the industry.

Working in the care sector will put you at the heart of your community. Our courses are designed to give you the skills you’ll need whether your aim is to work in a specialist facility such as a nursing home or within a home-based service.

We’ve developed a range of courses at different levels to prepare you for a career in health and social care because it’s becoming increasingly important to have relevant skills and qualifications to help you gain employment.

After completing your study you may be able to progress straight into employment in care homes, community or health settings, or with further study and training you may go into careers such as social work, residential care management, and related occupations.

Key Points
  • long-standing relationships with work placements
  • good links with the community
  • students work with our youth leaders on student enrichment themed weeks
  • guest speakers from the NHS, voluntary organisations, local authorities, and private care organisations are invited in to talk to the students

I chose Wakefield College because of its reputation and ease of location. I initially started as an A Level student and chose to stay on and complete a degree as I thoroughly enjoyed the support from tutors, personalised learning approach and lower fees.

Vienna Dooler

FdSc Health & Wellbeing

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news & events in health & social care at Wakefield College...

Level 3 Health and Social Care students awarded certificate from Healthwatch

Monday, 14 January, 2019

Our level 3 Health and Social Care students produced professional posters about compassion which were displayed at the Compassion in Care Conference hosted by Healthwatch.

Care & Early Years set to make a big impact during “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Friday, 16 November, 2018

The College’s Care & Early Years department is set to make a huge contribution to CAP care this year as part of the annual “Make a Positive Contribution Week”

Wakefield College students go on an expedition

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017

Health and Social Care students from Wakefield College recently spent a morning on Mars, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and visiting Buckingham Palace all in the comfort of their classroom. The College teamed up with Google Expeditions recently and gave students the opportunity to try on new virtual reality headsets giving them unique insight into areas of interest from across the world and beyond.

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Case Studies

What our students say about us...

I chose Wakefield College because of its reputation and ease of location. I initially started as an A Level student and chose to stay on and complete a degree as I thoroughly enjoyed the support from tutors, personalised learning approach and lower fees.

Vienna Dooler

FdSc Health & Wellbeing

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I chose to study the foundation degree at University Centre at Wakefield College as I studied A Level Health and Social Care here and the skills I gained from the course helped me to secure employment within the care sector in hospitals, antenatal clinics, and community support work.

Stacey Louise Scott

FdSc Health and Wellbeing

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Our tutors are very friendly and they encourage you to achieve, I've gone from getting passes for my work to merits and distinctions.

Nathan Wood

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

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I chose Wakefield College because of its reputation and ease of location. I initially started as an A Level student and chose to stay on and complete a degree as I thoroughly enjoyed the support from tutors, personalised learning approach and lower fees.

Vienna Dooler

FdSc Health & Wellbeing

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Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care

I chose to study the foundation degree at University Centre at Wakefield College as I studied A Level Health and Social Care here and the skills I gained from the course helped me to secure employment within the care sector in hospitals, antenatal clinics, and community support work.

Stacey Louise Scott

FdSc Health and Wellbeing

Health & Social Care Courses

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