Maths and English for a successful future

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)

Industry standard facilities

Brand new Health Hub and stimulation area for role plays.

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. 

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.

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.

Paramedics

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

Medium Salary

£ 36088

1173 people employed as Paramedics 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.

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Why maths skills are important in the health & care sector

You will use maths skills every day in the health and care sector to:

  • read information from medical equipment
  • administer medicines and treatments
  • record health results
  • interpret information
  • identify trends and patterns in vital signs
  • manage budgets.

A lack of maths skills could have serious consequences in the health care industry and result in compromised care, claims and damage to reputation.

Why English skills are important in the health & care sector

You will use English skills every day in the health and care sector to:

  • communicate effectively
  • reassure patients
  • explain tests and treatments
  • get to know patients and how they are feeling
  • communicate with family and members of the public
  • share patient information.

A lack of English skills could have serious consequences in the health care industry and result in compromised care, claims and damage to reputation.

Expert & friendly support

What employers think:

“English and maths are extremely important in the healthcare sector, as one letter difference or an incorrect number can be a major issue.”
Practice Manager, Bridge View Medical Group

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