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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’.

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.

3 Good Reasons
  1. Many of our Level 3 students go on to higher education.
  2. 91% of students would recommend Nescot to other and are happy with their course (2016/17).
  3. 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.

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
Your Education

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.

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.

Our Students' Success

Our students have gone on to:

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

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

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.

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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