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Health and Social Care

DEVELOP THE IN-DEMAND SKILLS NEEDED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONE’S LIFE.

Offered at

Rotherham College Dearne Valley College

The care sector is one of the biggest and most important industries in the UK.

Job opportunities are vast, varied and very much in-demand; you could go on to become a Nurse, Operating Department Practitioner, Social Worker, Support Worker, Midwife, Carer or Counsellor. Our nationally recognised qualifications provide you with sought-after, transferable skills for a successful career to begin your journey in the health and social care sector.

Our courses are ideal for those who have a true passion for caring for others. You’ll learn key skills from our supportive tutors who have many years of experience working in the health and social care sector. At Rotherham College we have a fully-equipped hospital ward which we use to recreate real life situations in order to develop your skill set. Practical sessions include a range of different aspects, along with theory to support and develop your knowledge further, giving you a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the career pathway you have chosen. 

Your Pathways

  • Entry Level

    Childcare and Care

  • Level 1

    Care

  • Level 2

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 3

    Health and Social Care

  • Level 4/5

    Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Get started on
your journey

Study Health and Social Care

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy

FUTURE CAREERS IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

The health and social care sector is ideal for those who have a passion for caring for others and includes jobs in personal care and healthcare.

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Nurse

Average salary - £38,400*

Nurses provide care for those that are sick, injured or have a disability and assist doctors with their tasks.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping doctors with examinations, administering medication, using medical equipment, monitoring patient progress, updating patients records and handover information and giving advice to patients and their relatives.**

Working environments:

Public and private hospitals, health centres, hospices, adult care homes, a client’s home or prison settings.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Care Worker

Average salary - £20,800*

Care Workers attend the personal needs and comforts of vulnerable and elderly people to help them manage their daily activities and live as independently as possible.

Day-to-day tasks:

Helping clients with washing, dressing, making food, doing household jobs, monitoring them and recording any concerns, checking if they are taking prescribed medication, supporting families who have new caring responsibilities and supporting their wellbeing with activities.**

Working environments:

Residential care homes, day care centres or in a client’s home.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the health and social care sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Enthusiasm
  • Compassion
  • Leadership

What our students say

“My tutors are really supportive. I like learning about a range of in-depth topics relating to my course.”

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Aimee Winstanley Level 3 Health and Social Care, Former student at De Warenne Academy

“The teachers are very supportive in helping me achieve my ambition to study adult nursing at university.”

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Maneerat Thongngoen Level 3 Health and Social Care Former student at De Warenne Academy