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.

Educational support assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Medium Salary

£ 21008

5056 people employed as Educational support assistants in the current year.

Higher education teaching professionals

Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.

Medium Salary

£ 54308

5269 people employed as Higher education teaching professionals in the current year.

Further education teaching professionals

Further education teaching professionals supervise and teach trade, technical, commercial, adult education, secondary and post-secondary courses to students beyond minimum school leaving age.

Medium Salary

£ 37835

4684 people employed as Further education teaching professionals in the current year.