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.

Medical practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Medium Salary

£ 61776

10558 people employed as Medical practitioners in the current year.

Nurses

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Medium Salary

£ 36400

29949 people employed as Nurses in the current year.

Social workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Medium Salary

£ 36088

3287 people employed as Social workers in the current year.