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.
Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings: Level 1
This qualification aims to give you the basic knowledge necessary to care for children of a variety of ages, learning how to keep them healthy and safe.
Health & Social Care: Level 2 Diploma
This course will prepare you for a career in health and social care, or progression to a Level 3 qualification. You will learn about communication and individual rights, individual needs in health and social care and human growth and development. You will also have the opportunity to go on work experience in a health care or early years setting as part of this course.
Health & Social Care: Level 3 Extended Diploma
This course prepares you for a variety of careers in health and social care, for example, Nursing, Social Work, Probation, Youth Work, Radiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. You will study a range of subjects including equality, diversity and rights in health and social care, first aid, human physiology, and effective communication. You will also attend work placements in different settings for 300 hours.
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.
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 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.
A large proportion of our students have progressed on to university. These institutions include:
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
- Literacy, numeracy & IT skills
- Observation & assessment
“Studying Health and Social Care is a good basis for lots of different careers, because it’s such a broad course. The units include everything from nutrition to equality, so we’re learning specific skills and more general theories that we will use in our settings and our careers. The teachers are really good at making everything relevant and helping us to apply it, so we always understand how we will use what we’re learning. All the students were nervous about doing placements at first, but there’s a lot of support and it’s a good way of developing your confidence.”
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.Watch our video
Our staff have combined experience of Law and the Legal system, outdoor instruction, working in the Fire and Rescue Service, as well as many years of experience teaching Public Services programmes.
Hair & Beauty
Whether you are thinking of a career as a hairdresser in a salon, a beauty therapist in a spa or a make-up artist in the theatre and or in the world of TV or film, we have a course for you to enable you to take your first steps. Plus, our Hairdressing courses are powered by Toni&Guy - see course details for more information.
Catering & Hospitality
If you have a passion for cookery and excellent customer service, Hospitality and Catering could be the career for you. We have state-of-the-art facilities. The industry offers a variety of job opportunities and career pathways.
If you are interested in working in the landbased industry, or specifically with animals, our department is ideally equipped to prepare you for this most rewarding and fulfilling career. The courses we teach attract people with many different career aims, from potential veterinary nurses and zoo keepers to stock managers and conservationists. Practical sessions are reinforced by theory classes to ensure that you are well equipped to begin a career in the landbased industry. This approach has seen Ofsted consistently award us a Grade 2 for our teaching since 2004.