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 Health and Social Care

Working in Health and Social care almost guarantees that no two days will ever be the same.

At all levels you will study a combination of mandatory and optional units, for example Dementia Care, End of Life Care, Personal and Professional Development and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children.

Work experience is also a key aspect of our provision. This allows you to bring theory and practice.

Working with a wide variety of long-established employers such as the NHS, residential nursing homes, learning disability schools/day centres and hospices staff will prepare you for your future employment/higher education opportunities.

Our qualified and experienced staff also have a wide range of expertise in Health and Social Care including, experience as qualified Nurses in areas such as Adult Nursing, Learning Disability, Midwifery and Mental Health, as well as highly experienced Social Care Managers.
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ below to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Health and Social Care.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Health and Social Care student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Jo Wright, Programme Area Manager for Health and Social Care by emailing



Case studies

Ella Moody

After gaining practical health and social care experience by working as a Health Care Support Worker, I wanted to gain a higher level qualification so that I can progress my career within more senior roles. Read more...

Ashley Barker

I chose to come to Boston College after attending a taster day. I thought the College was a lot more relaxed and friendlier than the other colleges that I had looked around. Read more...

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Career Corner

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  • Nurse
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Care Coordinator
  • Childrens Home Manager
  • Residential Home Manager
  • Therapist
  • Midwifery
  • Social Worker