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Health and 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.

The Health and Social Care Department


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’.

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.

Whether it’s children, young people, older people or families, if you’re interested in working with people, the health and social care sector could be a good choice. It can be challenging, but hugely rewarding. We have excellent links for work placements with the public sector and private care providers.


What You Can Expect

Nescot’s Health and Social Care students are so well-regarded that employers send us their vacancies because they want someone ‘Nescot qualified’.

Tutors are excellent teachers and mentors, with industry experience ranging from social workers and nurses to health care managers and childcare professionals.

The quality of teaching in this department is consistently recognised as good or above.

Become the care professional you want to be. You will gain a thorough understanding of the theory of your chosen area and we will provide you with innovative, exciting opportunities to put that understanding into practice.

You will be given the opportunity to experience working in an organisation relevant to your area of study due to our excellent links with the public sector and private care. We understand that the subjects we teach attract students with a real desire to make a difference, and we are extremely active in the wider community.

Additional qualifications are offered to enhance employability.

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.

Progression

A large proportion of our students have progressed on to university. These institutions include:

  • King’s College London – Midwifery
  • Kingston University – Social Work
  • University of Roehampton – Early Years Teaching
  • University of Surrey - Adult Nursing

POSSIBLE CAREERS...

  • Care assistant
  • Community project worker
  • Health care practice worker
  • Home carer
  • Key worker
  • Midwife
  • Nutritionist
  • Nursing
  • Nursing home practitioner
  • Occupational therapist
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Probation officer
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation officer
  • Residential warden
  • Social worker
  • Speech therapist
  • Teaching assistant
  • Youth worker

At Nescot we encourage our students to think ahead, so that they can choose the right courses to fit them and their future. We also use an innovative online platform called Start, which is a free and comprehensive digital platform, offering students a single starting point to help simplify careers guidance. Students can build a personal profile aimed at guiding them throughout their career. Find out more here.

Skills you will gain

If you want to make a real difference to people’s lives then a career in the care sector could be right for you. Our courses prepare you for careers or further training in a variety of roles and you will learn skills including:

  • Practical & physical care-giving
  • Knowledge of nutrition and mental health
  • Intergenerational working
  • Legislation, health & safety
  • Organisation & communication skills
  • Safeguarding, equality & diversity
  • Self-confidence
  • Empathy
  • Literacy, numeracy & IT skills
  • Observation & assessment


Photograph of a Nescot student

The course is really practical and varied, and we also do a lot of work experience, which is a great way to develop yourself and find out which career would suit you. I’m starting a Paramedic Science degree at St George’s University in September, and I couldn’t have done that without Nescot.

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