Health and Social Care

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The care sector is one of the biggest and most important industries in the UK. Roles in Health and Social Care can be extremely rewarding, with the potential to help care for people of all ages in a wide range of work settings and give you the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.  

Our Health and Social Care courses are designed to provide you with the self-confidence, independence, skills, knowledge and experience to help you progress towards your goal of pursuing a career within the health and care sector.  

Combining classroom learning with practical experience and skills development utilising our newly installed clinical skills room, we will develop your professionalism and ability to work as part of a team and as an individual. You will also benefit from our links and connections with local organisations, which provide the invaluable opportunity to gain vital experience through work placements in real-life settings to aid your development and progress.  

If you are a compassionate person and enjoy helping people, a career in the health and social care sector could well be for you. From hospitals to care homes and social services, the care industry is a hugely rewarding sector to work in and our qualifications - delivered by a team of experienced tutors with years of professional and teaching experience - will allow you to successfully progress into the industry or continue your education at degree-level.

Industry Insights

There are more than 55,000 people employed in this sector in the Humber, which accounts for over 13% of employment in the region.

Due to an aging population, Health and Social Care is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and it is predicted that an additional 174,000 social care workers will be needed across the Yorkshire and Humber region by 2035 to meet demands.

The NHS remains the biggest employer in the UK and the fifth largest employer in the world, employing over 1.7 million people.

The World Health Organisation estimates there will be a healthcare workforce gap of around 14.5 million people by 2030.  

What Careers could this lead to?

The health and social care sector is one of the biggest and most important industries in the UK, and are ideal for those who are patient, caring and have a passion for helping others - whatever their age. Job opportunities are vast, varied and very much in-demand and just some of the roles you could go on to thrive in include...

Ambulance Care Assistant, Care Worker, Child Protection Officer, Education Welfare Officer, Health and Safety Advisor, Healthcare Assistant, Midwife, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Paediatrician, Residential Warden, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist and Youth Worker.


English and maths are important life skills that will help you to succeed in your education, career and everyday life.

If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

Improving your skills can not only enhance your job opportunities and career prospects, but also open the doors to further study and university

Benefits of improving your English and maths skills include...

  • They will help you to progress to higher level study
  • They will enable you to get you a better job
  • You will be able to access more career opportunities
  • They will help you earn more money in the future
  • They will provide you with better life opportunities

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Why Hull College should be your first choice..

Choosing to continue your education with us is about more than just gaining a qualification, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare yourself for your chosen career - whether you are a school leaver or adult learner.

We believe in providing you with the best opportunities for development through our inspirational teaching, excellent facilities, and strong connections to employers to help set you on the path to the career of your dreams. We care about your future and want to help you achieve your full potential.