Health and Social Care at Kendal College
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These courses are all about working with people of all ages who need help and support, from children through to the elderly and infirm. A career in the Health & Social Care sector can be hugely rewarding and students can expect to learn the latest skills and receive all of the relevant information to prepare them for the workplace. This includes a big focus on practical work experience, which will provide students with the additional skills and confidence they will need to work in this sector.
“I come from a family of nurses who have had a big influence on me as I have been growing up. I feel that I have always wanted to care for people, particularly adult nursing. I came to look round on an Open Day and felt really happy, not intimidated at all. I knew that this was where I wanted to study. One of the best experiences I have had is the work placement element of my course. I have worked in a nursing home and also a nursery setting. This has helped me to shape my career pathway and I now want to train as a paediatric nurse rather than an adult nurse. I am progressing to the second year of this course and then want to go to university and eventually work as a trained nurse.”
Level 3 Diploma Health & Social Care
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Our courses offer an excellent combination of academic and vocational study in preparation for employment or progression to university. Our team of highly experienced tutors have established excellent links with industry, generating fantastic work placements and many more opportunities for students on Health & Social Care courses. Our achievement rates are consistently higher than the national average with many of our past students progressing on to degree level study both at the College and at some of the UK’s leading universities.
Kendal College’s well-established department of Health & Social Care has an excellent reputation and is run by a highly experienced team of ex-industry professionals who bring their employment experience to the classroom. The College has developed excellent relationships with the Health & Social Care industry, which includes working closely with the NHS, private and specialist hospitals, mental health trusts, nursing and care homes, rehabilitation centres, and the University of Central Lancashire’s Health Studies Department.
Many of our students progress to university and Higher Level study such as undertaking a degree in Nursing or Medicine. The good news is that there are no shortages of career opportunities for people with qualifications in the Health & Social Care sector. These courses open up a very wide range of job opportunities from nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, and dentists through to care and social workers, psychologists and counsellors. Ultimately, if you are interested in the health, care, and wellbeing of others, then a career in Health and Social Care could be for you.
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