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Health & Social Care

Nescot’s Care and Health Team are at the forefront of a fast-moving industry. We believe in treating our students as responsible adult individuals and you will rapidly grow in both ability and maturity. We pride ourselves on the fact that our students are so well regarded that employers frequently send us their vacancies because they want someone who is ‘Nescot qualified’.

Our Staff

Our Tutors are not only excellent teachers and mentors but have a wide breadth of industry experience and range from social workers and nurses to nursery managers and special needs experts. The excellent quality of teaching in this department has been recognised as Grade 1 and 2 by Ofsted.

Links with other Organisations

We believe that the skills we teach you can only truly be understood in their proper context. All our students are given the opportunity to experience working in an organisation relevant to their area of study and we are extremely active in the wider community. We understand that the subjects we teach attract students with a real desire to make a difference. Our excellent links with the public sector and private care industry will show you how your skills will work in the career of your choice.

Your Education and Career

The whole department is deeply committed to helping you become the care professional you want to be. We will give you a thorough understanding of the theory of your chosen area and provide you with innovative, exciting opportunities to put that understanding into practice.

We not only give you work experience in the wider world but you can also get involved with other departments at Nescot to give you a real feel for your chosen career. From experience in the Campus Nursery, Nestots, to working with some of our students with learning disabilities, you will learn how to put classroom theory into practice to change lives.

Student Profile

Name:
Bianca Vignarajah
Course:
Second Year, Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
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The best things about studying a BTEC are the experience you get from doing work placements, and the fact you're assessed by coursework rather than exams. When I started at Nescot I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do, so I've been able to do five placements from radiography to nursing and working in a nursery. That experience made me sure I want to do adult nursing, and I've got a place at the University of Hertfordshire for September. Learning things at Nescot like communication or the safe handling of medication helped me on the placements, and my experiences on the placements helped me understand things we were taught at college.

The tutors in Health and Social Care are really friendly and approachable, and they've always got time to help the students as much as they need. They expect people to work hard though, and they won't carry anyone through the course. The college as a whole is very welcoming, the campus is a nice environment and it's good to have the Learning Resource Centre so you can study quietly or work on projects. I'm really glad I chose Nescot, I've been very happy here.

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Student Profile

Name:
Victoria Jahnke
Course:
Second Year, Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
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My first impression of Nescot when I came for an open evening was that it seemed much nicer and more welcoming than the other colleges I'd visited. I also came for a Taster Day, which was really useful because you could meet the tutors and see who would be on your course. I did a Level 2 BTEC in Children's Care, Learning and Development, followed by a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care.

When I was 13 I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, which is an autoimmune condition that causes severe muscle weakness. At times I've been very ill, and at one point I had to be treated in hospital every four weeks. The staff at Nescot have been very supportive, so I haven't had college to worry about as well. The teachers put everything on Weblearn, our virtual learning environment, which meant I was able to catch up with classwork, read extra material and get help if I needed it.

We've done some really interesting units on this course, like Psychology and Sociology, Equality and Diversity, and Complementary Therapy. The course is tailored around what you'll actually use in practice, rather than just teaching you things for the sake of it. I've managed to get distinctions across all my units, and once I've spent a few years gaining experience as a Teaching Assistant I'm planning to study Speech and Language Therapy at university.

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