Maths and English for a successful future

What's it all about?

The health and social care sector is very broad so there's lots of different settings and job roles to choose from. Everyone relies on the specialist skills of a health and social care professional at some point so you will always be in demand.

Who is it for?

Working in the health and social care is one of the most important jobs in the world so you need to have a real passion for helping people. You should also have a great communication skills so you can build.

More than just a course!

Guest speakers from universities and industry visit our students to inspire them to achieve their full potential. You could gain additional qualifications to enhance your employability skills. Last year our students performed in local legendary venues The Studio and The Clippy Club.

97.2%

of our students progressed to a positive destination.*

*Destination data for HSF students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18

100%

pass rate in Health and Social Care.*

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for health and social care students including:

  • A state-of-the-art health simulation ward to develop real health professional skills. 

  • Ageing suits to simulate the function of an older person e.g. joint stiffness, reduced co-ordination etc. 

  • Nursing patient care mannequins, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, various demonstration models e.g. lung digestive system, and pregnancy. 

Expert & friendly support

Why maths skills are important in the health & care sector

You will use maths skills every day in the health and care sector to:

  • read information from medical equipment
  • administer medicines and treatments
  • record health results
  • interpret information
  • identify trends and patterns in vital signs
  • manage budgets.

A lack of maths skills could have serious consequences in the health care industry and result in compromised care, claims and damage to reputation.

Why English skills are important in the health & care sector

You will use English skills every day in the health and care sector to:

  • communicate effectively
  • reassure patients
  • explain tests and treatments
  • get to know patients and how they are feeling
  • communicate with family and members of the public
  • share patient information.

A lack of English skills could have serious consequences in the health care industry and result in compromised care, claims and damage to reputation.

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