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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE COURSES FOR 16-19 YEAR OLDS 

Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life? Wanting to help vulnerable people, being a good communicator and having a flexible approach to work are all qualities that help you start a great career within the health and social care industry.

It is a large sector that continues to grow, and offers many opportunities. Our study programmes are designed to offer you a wide range of progression routes so that you can find the perfect career path.

Our Health and Social Care courses are perfect for enthusiastic young minds, keen to achieve greatness by progressing to university or into employment within a rewarding and fulfilling industry focused on helping other people and the community.

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Level 1 in college

Health and Social Care, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Level 2 in college

Adult Care Worker, Apprenticeship

13 Months
Aug 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Level 2 in college

Health and Social Care Traineeship

1 Year
Sep 2024
COURSE CANCELLED
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Level 2 in college

Health and Social Care, Extended Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Level 2 apprenticeship

Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

13 Months
Aug 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Level 3 t level

Health: Supporting Adult Nurse Team, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
COURSE CANCELLED
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Level 3 t level

Health: Supporting the Therapies Team, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Level 3 t level

Health: Supporting the Therapies Team, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Level 3 apprenticeship

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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Level 3 apprenticeship

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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Level 3 apprenticeship

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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Level 3 apprenticeship

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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Level 3 apprenticeship

Senior Healthcare Support Worker, Apprenticeship

24 Months
Aug 2024
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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Level 3 in college

Social Care, BTEC Extended Diploma

2 Years
Sep 2024
LOXTON CAMPUS
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Our Facilities

Taking learning beyond the classroom, college-based programmes will be taught in our multi-million-pound Health and Active Living Skills Centre , where you will benefit from:

  • The first facility of its kind – purpose-built to address the local skills shortage
  • A simulation training hospital ward – preparing you for employment
  • Hi-tech medical mannequins - giving you experience of clinical procedures that’s as real to life as possible
  • Will also be used by the NHS to upskill existing staff, so you will get to mix with people already in the industry
  • Industry leading Virtual reality headsets and 360 video software to provide real world scenarios.

 

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Isabella at COS Awards
Isabella
Isabella's dedication sets a new standard for T Level learners, leaving a lasting impact. Now pursuing a paediatric nursing degree at Plymouth University, her journey inspires with determination and commitment to improving lives.
Studied:

Health, T Level

christiana on stage getting her award
Christiana
From her very first placement Christiana has gone above and beyond to get as much exposure to the industry as possible.
Studied:

Health and Social Care Apprenticeship

LATEST NEWS

Health and Social Care Learners on a Trip in London in Front of a Parliament

<p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">Last week our Level 2,3 and T Level Health learners embarked on an enriching journey to London! Over the course of three exciting days, the learners immersed themselves in multiple aspects of healthcare evolution and human anatomy, enhancing their knowledge and eagerness for the field.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">The students’ highlight of their trip was a visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum, where they explored the rich history of healthcare and gained insights into its evolution through the years. This experience was unforgettable for our students, they carefully connected their classroom-based learning to real world applications by delving into the pioneering practices of Florence Nightingale to modern-day innovations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">Moreover, the learners had the unique opportunity to engage in interactive activities while touring the Science Museum, discovering the intricate workings of the human body! By having the chance to have hands-on experience and view exhibits, the students enhanced their knowledge of anatomy and physiology, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the complexities of healthcare in the gripping museum.&nbsp;</span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;Health and Social Care Students in London in Front of a Statue&quot;" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ce0fb6e6-b0ea-4967-b59a-7567a03c7da0" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_750x750&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">Additionally, the learners ventured into the thrilling London Dungeons, a fascinating experience that provided valuable insights into public health practices throughout history. This journey not only sparked curiosity and critical thinking but developed their understanding of healthcare.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">This trip stepped the learners outside of their comfort zone, building relationships and allowing personal development. Through engaging with diverse experiences, students sharpened essential skills such as teamwork, communication and adaptability.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">What an incredible once-in-a lifetime experience for the nineteen Level 2,3 and T Level Health learners!&nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">This exhilarating trip forms part of the Health and Social Care Careers Excellence Hub. The College has fourteen sector-specific Career Excellence Hubs, which evidence our dedication to supporting both employers and learners in achieving their future goals. By creating a seamless connection between industry and education, we enable learners to acquire not only the essential skills and knowledge but also the professional networks necessary to excel in their chosen fields.&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">For further information on our fantastic Health and Social Care courses, please </span><a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/healt… class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr">click here.</span></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr"><strong>If you are passionate about education and are looking for an opportunity to join the staff team at a leading college, then look at the latest job vacancies available at Weston College </strong></span><a class="fui-Link ___1rxvrpe f2hkw1w f3rmtva f1ewtqcl fyind8e f1k6fduh f1w7gpdv fk6fouc fjoy568 figsok6 f1hu3pq6 f11qmguv f19f4twv f1tyq0we f1g0x7ka fhxju0i f1qch9an f1cnd47f fqv5qza f1vmzxwi f1o700av f13mvf36 f1cmlufx f9n3di6 f1ids18y f1tx3yz7 f1deo86v f1eh06m1 f1iescvh fhgqx19 f1olyrje f1p93eir f1nev41a f1h8hb77 f1lqvz6u f10aw75t fsle3fq f17ae5zn" href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/jobs?utm_source=main-menu&amp;utm_medium=main-…; aria-label="Link here" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="https://www.weston.ac.uk/jobs?utm_source=main-menu&amp;utm_medium=main-… class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr"><strong>here</strong></span></a><span class="ui-provider a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ab ac ae af ag ah ai aj ak" dir="ltr"><strong>. You can find all the latest job opportunities that Weston College has to offer, with a commitment to providing quality education for learners and a focus on continuous professional development for staff, Weston College is an excellent place to work and grow in your career.</strong></span></p>

learners and staff after introduction to makaton sessions

<p paraeid="{6fee86e1-e7a6-4937-87e3-89d9ebee4d5f}{167}" paraid="876487087">Makaton tutor, Ali, recently spent the afternoon delivering an ‘Introduction to Makaton’ workshop to <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/healt… &amp; Social Care</a> learners and staff. For learners looking to go into a career in the Health &amp; Social Care industry, the ability to communicate effectively is not merely an advantage but a necessity in providing the best possible care and support for clients and patients.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{6fee86e1-e7a6-4937-87e3-89d9ebee4d5f}{191}" paraid="2048916054">During the training, participants learned the core principles and elements of Makaton, including basic signs and symbols. Ali seamlessly integrated practical exercises and role-playing scenarios into the session, enabling attendees to put their newfound knowledge into practice immediately. This hands-on approach not only made the learning experience engaging but also helped cement the understanding of Makaton's application in real-life situations.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{6fee86e1-e7a6-4937-87e3-89d9ebee4d5f}{197}" paraid="1508507715">The feedback from the learners was overwhelmingly positive. Many expressed gratitude for the opportunity to expand their communication skills and a newfound enthusiasm for incorporating Makaton into their daily routines. Participants eagerly embraced the chance to receive a certificate for attending Ali's training session, acknowledging the commitment they made to improving their communication skills.&nbsp;</p>

<p paraeid="{6fee86e1-e7a6-4937-87e3-89d9ebee4d5f}{203}" paraid="1968067550">Lecturer, Louise, shared her appreciation for Ali's dedication and passion. She stated, "Thank you, Ali, for your dedication and passion. You have left a lasting impact on our learners, and I am confident that you will continue to inspire and empower others wherever you go." Louise's sentiments perfectly capture the sentiment of everyone who had the privilege of attending Ali's Introduction to Makaton.&nbsp;</p>

<p data-pm-slice="1 1 []">This&nbsp; guest speaker forms part of the Health and Social Care Careers Excellence Hub. At Weston College our approach goes beyond the traditional classroom setting. Through industry speakers, workshops, employer projects, and more, we equip our learners with the real-world experiences and insights that set them apart in the competitive job market. It's not just about getting a job; it's about standing out from the crowd when they embark on their job searches.</p>

<p paraeid="{6fee86e1-e7a6-4937-87e3-89d9ebee4d5f}{209}" paraid="2073231151">Collaboration with industry professionals like Ali is undoubtedly crucial for students and professionals in the fields of Health &amp; Social Care. These partnerships bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills, preparing students for the multifaceted challenges they will face in their future roles. In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare and social care, effective communication is paramount, and Ali's Introduction to Makaton has proven to be a valuable step in the right direction.&nbsp;</p>

T Level Health learners in classroom

<p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{161}" paraid="1370323963">Are you looking for your next step in becoming a healthcare professional? We have some great news for you!&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{167}" paraid="657595657">At Weston College, we believe that a <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/healt… Level in Health</a> is the perfect course to help you gain vital skills, develop professional AND academic knowledge and kickstart your career!&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{187}" paraid="1704333789">Delivered at our Health and Active Living Skills Centre (HALSC), Health T Level learners benefit from our top-of-the-range, industry-standard facilities. These include the Immersive Simulation Room – built to act as preparation for a real hospital environment.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{8e8ba9d8-2a05-436c-bfaf-6b937e36a7e8}{247}" paraid="1980978603">Studying a T Level in Health means you'll get the best of both worlds: a top-notch technical qualification, plus real-world experience that will give you a competitive edge when it comes to career development.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{4}" paraid="274602459">T Levels are now considered the new gold standard in technical qualifications, a key part of training the next wave of healthcare workers. Our courses are designed in collaboration with leading industry professionals to provide you with the skills you need to succeed in a career in health.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{14}" paraid="1410951558">Students studying Health T Level are given the opportunity to work within the health industry, with many learners completing placements at hospitals and clinics like <a href="https://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/your-hospitals/brist…;, <a href="https://www.waht.nhs.uk/">Weston</a&gt; and <a href="https://www.sirona-cic.org.uk/">Sirona</a&gt; across areas such as cardiology, orthopaedics and trauma.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{59}" paraid="869390592">Within these highly sought-after placements, students are encouraged to learn about physical diagnosis and treatment with the support of experienced nurses, doctors and other health professionals. This way of studying pushes our learners to develop their technical knowledge by learning about medical equipment and clinical tasks, as well as about the patients themselves. Learners gain experience working with people from different backgrounds and become more familiar and confident in understanding a range of patient needs and how to approach them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{122}" paraid="173283725">With this in mind, we’re shining a spotlight on our amazing second year Health T Level learners by celebrating the shining success they’ve had throughout their recent industry placements at BRI, Weston and Sirona.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{186}" paraid="1660628850">Industry professional mentors have given our learners, Rubie, Bella, Maddie, Ellie, Chris and Maya, glowing reviews – stating they are “amazing and confident! They are able to speak to patients, support with observations, answer call bells and monitor food and fluid intakes. They have integrated into the team and have shown such enthusiasm to learn and ask questions.”&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{216}" paraid="1608320285">We also caught up with learner, Christiana, who told us:&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{228}" paraid="919155635">“My work placement was at Weston General Hospital&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{236}" paraid="150570759">I absolutely loved it, having hands on experience in the hospital was so beneficial to my education and supported me in learning how to apply what I learnt in college to real life. The staff were all so welcoming and eager to show me the ropes.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{369f95fc-7936-41f7-9799-17363026dfc4}{242}" paraid="1798443674">My favourite part of my placement was learning the tricks of the trade and using the different equipment in a clinical setting. I also enjoyed exploring different parts of the hospital such as radiology and the surgical department and talking to different members of the multidisciplinary team.”&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{28c0593d-5b5b-4452-9d39-7a376735ceba}{1}" paraid="920390966">Amazing stuff!&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{28c0593d-5b5b-4452-9d39-7a376735ceba}{7}" paraid="590886585">To find out more about why you should study a T Level in Health, <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/healt… here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p paraeid="{28c0593d-5b5b-4452-9d39-7a376735ceba}{13}" paraid="555944260">To discover more opportunities in T Levels, <a href="https://www.weston.ac.uk/what-can-i-study/courses-16-18-year-olds/t-lev… here</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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