Canterbury College - Health and Social Care
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Health and Social Care


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

Our qualifications can help you to work with the elderly, children, people with learning difficulties, or within a health service.

Our lecturers have professional experience and use industry-standard medical and care equipment. This allows students to understand its practical applications within the workplace.

We are currently offering a T Level in Health with the option to specialise in adult nursing, care of children and young people or mental health.

T Levels are a Level 3 qualification designed to give you a head start toward the future you want.

They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

The 2-year T Level qualification brings classroom and work placements together on a course designed with employers and businesses.

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.

Your T Level will help you to step straight into your chosen career, an apprenticeship or a degree

Our Health T Level students train in our three state-of-the-art medical simulation suites.

Hospital Ward Simulation Suite

Experience emergency situations with acutely ill patients and work on direct patient care, emergency care, and end-of-life care.

Our manikins replicate hundreds of different real-life medical situations, including allergic reactions and cardiac arrest.

GP Surgery Simulation Suite

Learners can assess their patients for a variety of illnesses and work on their communication skills. This will also allow them to work on their case-loading capabilities by managing a variety of patients. 

Bedsit Simulation Suite

Students attend to a patient within their home environment. Here they can assess the patient for their general health and well-being and ensure they can live independently at home.

Find out more about the facilities here 

Many of our students progress to higher education or into roles such as:

  • Ambulance care assistant 
  • Care worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support worker
  • Palliative care assistant.

Career Prospects

Example: Social workers

 Annual pay
£22,880 - £47,320
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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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

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 Canterbury College

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

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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

Why people love Health and Social Care

Natsai Muyeye

Natsai Muyeye

"There is so much support provided by our tutors and learning resources. I am doing a work placement at a care company, which I really enjoy and I am able to transfer the skills I have learnt in my lessons to the workplace when caring for people. I have applied to study Adult Nursing at university after College."

Toby Stanley

Toby Stanley

"I am doing my industry placement at a care home and I am really enjoying the experience. I have a lot of responsibility and I feel that my Health and Social Care course has equipped me with the skills I need. I have been offered a place to study Mental Health Nursing at university."

T Level Simulation Suite

T Level Simulation Suite

Our Health and Social Care students train in our new, state-of-the-art, medical simulation suites, allowing learners to perfect their skills in responding to hundreds of medical emergencies, CPR techniques and general urgent care.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111