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Health & Social Care

If you have a caring nature and want make a career out helping others, our health & social care courses could be ideal for you. Our courses provide a pathway into a range of careers such as nursing and mental health, and there are even higher education and university level study options.

Our brand-new Health & Social Care Academy is equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment and facilities, ensuring students can gain the practical experience they need to succeed in this rewarding field.

Trips and visits

During your course you will be able explore exhibitions at places such as the International Slavery Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum. You will also take part in trips to local universities to discover more about higher education. There will also be opportunities to practice your skills overseas- past students have enjoyed trips to Spain to take part in a rewarding challenge of caring for people with limited English.

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16-18 Years Old

School leavers beginning a health & social care course will learn all about human growth and development as well as being taught how to work effectively as a health and social care professional. We have the course for you, from health, social and childcare level 1 to BTEC health & social care level 2 and 3; and our new T Level health course. Whether you dream of becoming a social worker, nurse or paramedic, our specialised health & social care courses will equip you with all the skills you need for employment or higher education.

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Adult Learner

We offer a wide variety of health & social care courses for adults, including distance learning courses, spanning from entry level to level 3. Our courses are suitable for those who are already employed as a health or social care professional, as well as those taking their first steps into this rewarding sector. You may even wish to take a course for personal reasons, such as wanting to support a family member with a particular condition, or even to develop a better understanding of mental health.

Adult Care Work Academy
Awareness of Substance Misuse
Dementia Awareness
HNC Health Care Practice
HNC Social and Community Work
Introduction to Child Psychology
Introduction to Mental Health Awareness
Level 1 Award Mental Health Awareness
Level 2 Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Level 2 Award Preparation to Work in Adult Social Care
Level 2 Certificate Common Health Conditions
Level 2 Certificate Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings
Level 2 Certificate Dementia Care
Level 2 Certificate In Understanding Personal Care Needs
Level 2 Certificate Principles of Care Planning
Level 2 Certificate Principles of End of Life Care
Level 2 Certificate Principles of Prevention & Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings
Level 2 Certificate Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Level 2 Certificate Safe Handling of Medication
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Autism
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Behaviour that Challenges
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Cancer Support
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Common Childhood Illnesses
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Mental Health in Early Years
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties
Level 2 Certificate Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
Level 2 Understanding Domestic Abuse
Level 3 Certificate Understanding Mental Health
Level 3 Certificate Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes
Level 3 Certificate Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship
Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
Level 3 Principles of End of Life Care
Level 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship
Level 3 Understanding Autism
Level 5 Healthcare Assistant Practitioner Apprenticeship
Mental Capacity Act
Prevention and Control of Infection
Principles of Safeguarding
Safeguarding Adults and Children
Sexual Health Awareness
Understanding Anxiety
Understanding Depression
Understanding Eating Disorders
Understanding Stress
Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication

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Higher Education Learner

Our HNC health & social courses are ideal for students who are looking to progress onto university to expand upon their health and social care knowledge and follow a specialised career route such as nursing, social care or midwifery. These higher education courses in health & social care will ensure you have the subject knowledge and study skills required to successfully progress onto your next step.

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Perhaps you’d like to earn whilst you learn with one of our practical apprenticeships in health & social care. Ranging from level 2 adult care worker, level 3 early years educator apprenticeships through to level 5 healthcare assistant practitioner, we have a great selection of courses to choose from.

Meet our students

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"The college has helped me achieve my career goal. My industry placement at Warrington & Halton Hospital opened up opportunities which I didn't think were possible."

Former Tarporley High School pupil, and Level 3 Health & Social Care student, Kelsey, is thriving on her course, achieving distinction grades due to her hard work and dedication.

Kelsey will be continuing her studies here as she progresses on to our HNC Healthcare Practice course before going to the University of Chester to complete her degree in nursing.

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The tutors are really nice and helpful. They have a lot of experience and are always there to guide us.”

Level 3 Health & Social Care student Ellie Grant chose to study at Warrington & Vale Royal College because of its excellent reputation and convenient central location. Former Winsford Academy student Ellie is loving her course and enjoys studying a wide variety of exciting topics.

Meet our tutors

Alison Hetherington

Alison Hetherington

Health & Social Care Tutor Alison Hetherington has been teaching at the college for over 20 years, following her career in nursing and midwifery. Alison uses her extensive industry experience to inform her teaching and enjoys helping students reach their goals.

She says: "It is a pleasure to be involved in the career journey of my students and set them on the right path."

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