What's it all about?

The health and social care sector is very broad so there's lots of different settings and job roles to choose from. Everyone relies on the specialist skills of a health and social care professional at some point so you will always be in demand.

Who is it for?

Working in the health and social care is one of the most important jobs in the world so you need to have a real passion for helping people. You should also have a great communication skills so you can build

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills: Sunderland Royal Hospital, Care Academy, Ashford Orthodontics, YMCA Fencehouses, Age UK South Tyneside, Washington Mind, St Benedict's Hospice, University of Sunderland, Sunderland Care and Support. 

93.6%

of our health and social care students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for health and social care students including:

 

  • A state-of-the-art health simulation ward to develop real health professional skills. 

  • Ageing suits to simulate the function of an older person e.g. joint stiffness, reduced co-ordination etc. 

  • Nursing patient care mannequins, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, various demonstration models e.g. lung digestive system, and pregnancy. 

Find out about how we can support you

Study Health and Social Care as an Apprenticeship

Careers

What are the career prospects like? There will be 86,646 health jobs in 2024

Careers could include: Social Worker, Nurse, Care Worker, Paramedic, Psychologist or Occupational Therapist.

There are 1,611 Midwives employed in out local region and they earn £38,480 a year.

Officers in armed forces

Officers in armed forces serve as commissioned officers in Her Majesty’s armed forces, foreign and Commonwealth armed forces; plan, direct, organise and administer military operations; and perform duties for which there is no civilian equivalent.

0 people employed as Officers in armed forces in the current year.

Senior police officers

Senior police officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of a specific geographical or functional area of generalised or specialised police work. Senior officers of the British Transport Police direct the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

Medium Salary

£ 40768

348 people employed as Senior police officers in the current year.

Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services

Fire officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of a specific physical or functional area of a statutory or private fire brigade/service and the resources necessary for the protection of property at fires within a salvage corps area. Ambulance officers plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources necessary for the provision of ambulance services. Prison officers (principal officer and above) plan, organise, direct, and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the running of a prison, remand or detention centre. Customs officers plan and direct the work of customs, excise and immigration staff in the monitoring and inspection of goods and persons crossing national borders.

Medium Salary

£ 34382

589 people employed as Senior officers in fire, ambulance, prison and related services in the current year.