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.

Applicants that are 19+ please scroll down and click on the appropriate programme including access, higher education, and short and part-time courses.

Why people love Health and Social Care

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."

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."

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.

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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What's next?

If you are 16 to 18-years-old and want to explore your options then apply today.

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:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111