Health & Social Care workers are increasingly in demand and the government requires that all those working in the sector have an accredited, up-to-date qualification.
To support the needs of employers, we have developed a range of courses that will help you to train or improve your skills as a Health & Social Care worker.
Our tutors are all highly qualified and have a range of occupational expertise including nursing, health visiting, midwifery and social work. You will learn about person-centred care, social aspects of caring and how to communicate with people in your care. The majority of our courses also involve real-life work experience in a variety of Health & Social Care settings throughout Bolton and Greater Manchester.
On completion of one of our Health, Social Care and Childcare courses, you could progress to the next level or to our Access to HE Diploma in Nursing & Health Professions. Possible career choices on successful completion of a Health & Social Care course include nursing, social work, healthcare, midwifery and other professional roles.
Previous students have progressed through the different levels of qualifications to achieve a Foundation degree. We also have strong links with the University of Bolton, so there are many opportunities to progress to one of the many Health & Social Care programmes they offer, leading to a host of careers including nurse, occupational therapist or social worker.
Health & Social Care:
The tutors have been really supportive, especially as I had my baby part-way through studying at Bolton College and needed extra help to make sure I didn’t fall behind in my studies. I’ve been able to make use of the on-site nursery to care for my child, which has been fantastic. I’ve been able to complete work experience placements during my course and I represented the College at the Skills Convention in Health and Social Care. The course has inspired me to become a Midwife in the future. I’ve secured a place a university to study Adult Nursing in September and then I plan to complete my Masters in Midwifery.
Danielle Naylor – Health and Social Care Level 3
I’d been working in the Intensive Care Unit for about nine months when my ward manager suggested I did the Apprenticeship. I didn’t have any qualifications in Health & Social Care but now I can do ECGs, take blood, do dressings and all sorts.
Caroline McClure, Clinical Healthcare Apprenticeship Level 3