Care, Childcare and Health

With a growing and ageing population, we are increasingly dependent on services to the public. Train with us and gain first-hand experience that will launch your career!

We offer health and social care courses and childcare programmes.

  • Heath and social care training leads to careers in nursing homes, hospitals, medical practices, and health activities such as psychotherapy and physiotherapy
  • Childcare training leads to careers such as early years assistant, pre-school/nursery foundation/SEN assistant, and nanny/home-based child carer

Our learning programmes meet the needs of employers, providing learners with the skills and attributes for successful careers. 

We work in partnership with employers to offer work placements, which are crucial to our programmes. You can expect to be on a placement every week and build up to 650 hours of experience during work placements every year. 



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Full-time Vocational
Full-time Vocational
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case study

The experience of seeing caring professionals at work in her own family inspired a change of direction for Kayley Ives. 
The former Reading College health and social care student explained: “I had been thinking about studying graphic design but then my grandma became ill and, seeing her carers at work, I was inspired by how dedicated and professional they were. It made me realise I wanted to dedicate my life to looking after people with illnesses or disabilities too.” Read more. 

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