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Health and Social Care

Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Health and Social Care courses can lead to rewarding careers looking after some of the more vulnerable members of the community.

You will be taught by staff with sector expertise and will have opportunities to visit and spend placements within childcare, elderly and healthcare settings.

Care Manager, Counsellor, Health Care Assistant, Nurse, Midwife, Paramedic, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker are just a few of the roles and directions you may take from a course in Health and Social Care and the course work element of the programme boosts your employability skills.

Career Prospects

Example: Social workers

 Annual pay
£20,800 - £41,080
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 35% over the period to 2027, adding 32,743 jobs. In the same period, 72% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 66,915 job openings.

Role description

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

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What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Ashford College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Elwick Road
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1NN

Telephone:
01233 743100