About Child, Health and Social Care
Would you like to make a difference and start a career in the UK’s large and varied care sector? All our early years, health and social care courses give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, experience and industry qualifications you need to start your career. You will spend time in valuable work placements in different care settings related to your chosen course – such as nurseries or care homes. Your time at college focuses on developing your knowledge in relevant topics such as children’s learning and development, safeguarding, anatomy and physiology and equality – taught by staff who are industry professionals.
Many students progress into employment in their chosen field after completing their course. This includes roles in nurseries, childcare centres, care homes and youth work. Many Level 3 students go on to university courses including Child Development, Youth and Community Care, Nursing, Social Care and Teaching. ∫ou can also study a university course at CAVC, with Foundation Degrees in Care Studies and a popular Learning Support Assistant course.
Over 100,000 people are employed in the care sector in the Cardiff City Region. This is forecast to grow 7% by 2020 with an increase in jobs. UKCES, 2013
All care courses have a big emphasis on work placements – to make sure you get the practical experience that develops your employability, CV and career prospects.
Take a look at where our Health and Care courses might take you, with our Career Pathway progression map!