The Sector

The care sector – both childcare and health and social care – is one of the largest in the region, with massive employers such as the University Hospitals of North Midlands employing thousands of staff, in addition to hundreds of care homes, childcare facilities and early years settings. As birth rates increase and more people live to old age, this sector is only set to grow in the coming years.

 

The Careers

A job in this sector offers you the chance to make a real difference, be it ensuring that children get the best start in life or that proper medical care is provided to people of all ages. Career pathways are diverse, including those of midwife, nurse, carer, nursery nurse early years practitioner and playworker as well as lots of associated healthcare professions.


Advanced Apprenticeship Health and Social Care

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This advanced apprenticeship is for those who work within a care setting such as day centres, residential care homes and nursing homes who have a supervisory role. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Allied Health Profession Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a hospital environment as a Healthcare Support worker looking to advance their career and undertake new training. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Children & Young People’s Workforce (Early Year’s Educator Pathway)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This apprenticeship is for anyone wishing to become a professional childcare practitioner, working with children aged 0-5 years. The Government policy is that all staff working in Early Years should hold at least a Level 3 qualification, as set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. This qualification confers competence and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the Early Learning and Childcare sector. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
3
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Perioperative Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a hospital environment as a Nursing Assistant looking to advance their career and undertake new training. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
3
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Apprenticeship Health and Social Care

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a care setting such as day centres, residential care homes and nursing homes plus more. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
2
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Apprenticeship in Cleaning and Support Services

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who works in the cleaning Industry, such as within hospitals, schools, hotels, care homes or for contract cleaning businesses. There are a number of points during the year when Apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the College for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
2
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Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This Apprenticeship is for those who work within a hospital environment looking to advance their career and undertake new training. There are a number of points during the year when apprentices can start on this programme. Please contact the college for details of when these are.

Type:
Apprenticeship
Level:
2
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CACHE Level 2 Preparation for Employment in Childcare

Childcare, Health & Social Care

If a career in childcare is what you want then this could be the course for you? It allows you to gain 2 qualifications whilst improving your English and Maths to be able to progress further. If you already care for a child by babysitting then this will give you the knowlege you need to do this safely and you will get an Award to show this. Child development and care will support your progression to Level 2 Early years which allows you to work in a childcare sessting

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Childcare – Caring for Children Level 1 Certificate (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

In this course, you will begin to find out about how babies and children grow and develop during their early years, and you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience within a real work environment with children. There is also an emphasis on employability and personal development. You will also study English and Maths as part of your course.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Childcare – Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Diploma (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Diploma allows you to work in a supervisory role within Early Years. The qualification will show that you have trained to the highest standards and will provide you with the licence to practise and the status of being an Early Years Educator. The course provides the knowledge and theory of Childcare practice and learners will spend 2 days each week in a real work environment where you will be able to demonstrate the practical application of this learning. English and Maths are integral to the course.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Childcare – Early Years Education and Care Level 2 Certificate (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Level 2 Certificate is designed to provide you with the training needed to work with children between birth and five years with knowledge of children up to seven years old. It will give you the skills and confidence to carry on with further study. The course is studied over 1 year and includes topics such as childcare routines, role of the practitioner, children’s play and child development. English and Maths are integral to the course. All learners will spend 2 days each week in a real work environment where you will be assessed on practical skills working with children.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Childcare, Health and Social Care – Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings Level 1 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Are you interested in working in Health and Social Care or with Children and Young People? This course will give you an opportunity to explore these vocational areas and progress. This course will help you to develop the skills required for your chosen career, with an added focus on your personal and social development. You will also study English and Maths as part of your course.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This is a full time, 2 year course, perfect if you want to work in health and social care. Social care is about helping people with individual needs such as those who have a disability, the elderly or people with learning difficulties. Carers can work in a home or in a care home or in the local community. Your programme of study includes compulsory work experience to give you the employability skills needed to work in the social care field. Study includes, development through life stages, equality, diversity and safeguarding. You will learn the anatomy and physiology behind health and social care and how to care for children, young people and the elderly. English and Maths will also form an important part of your course, as these are skills we use in all aspects of our study, work and everyday life.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
3
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Health and Social Care – Preparing to Work in the Health Sector Level 2

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This programme aims to prepare students to work in a supervised role within the health sector. There are two aims which allow learners to develop their knowledge of the haelth sector. The prevention and control of infection and the certificate in working in the health sector. It is a good base from which to progress into an apprenticeship.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
2
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Introduction to Working in Health and Childcare

Childcare, Health & Social Care

If you want to gain employment in health or childcare then this course is right for you? You will learn about the skills needed to become a professional and complete an employability qualification. You will also complete an Award for health and Childcare and have a work placement in a real work environment. This will support your progression to the next level.

Type:
Course - Full Time
Level:
1
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Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This nationally accredited Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care provides learners with an appreciation and understanding of the different forms of dementia that may be encountered and how to support individuals with this illness through person-centred care.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
2
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Early Years Education and Care (Educator) Level 3 Diploma (CACHE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Diploma for the Early Years Workforce has been introduced to improve the quality of care and education for young children. This prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to five and gain knowledge of children up to age seven.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
3
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Equality and Diversity Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

The Equality Act (2010) enforces the need for prospective employees in a range of sectors to be aware of the implications of legislation and associated policies. Employers strongly value relevant experience and proof of commitment to this area.

Type:
Course - Part Time
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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2 Certificate

Childcare, Health & Social Care

If you are interested in working within a health or social care setting then this qualification provides the knowledge and skills. It aims to introduce some basic concepts of caring and preparation for employment in the sector. This qualification allows learners to link theory to practice and demonstrate their practical ability in a care setting. Learners will spend part of the week in College and also work alongside professionals in a real work environment. English and Maths are integral to the course.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
2
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Principles of Care Planning Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Care workers play a key role in ensuring that their residents/patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. This course ensures that individuals understand their role in person-centred thinking, planning and reviews when supporting residents/patients.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
2
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Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

Type:
Course - Part Time
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Working with Children Level 1 Award

Childcare, Health & Social Care

This qualification aims to enable learners to develop basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of children from birth to five years based in a variety of settings. It helps learners to understand their role in supporting children’s development. Learners develop skills needed to support playwork, out of school provision and early years.

Type:
Course - Part Time
Level:
1
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Early Childhood Studies Foundation degree (FdA) – Awarded by Staffordshire University

Childcare, Health & Social Care

Throughout this Foundation degree you will examine a range of areas and disciplines that focus upon a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary understanding of children, families,policy and practice. This course offers a holistic approach to understanding early childhood, relating appropriate theory to practice. You will look critically at the role of play, consider differing curriculum models and examine the impact of early childhood researchers, theorists and government legislation on current practices. Studies in the theory of childhood development and the rights and diversity of young people are complemented by a consideration of leadership in the workplace and a range of multi-professional perspectives to the field of early years. The programme is studied over two years and two terms and delivered one day a week in the late afternoon/evening, with study time sub-divided into contact time and self-directed learning. The strategies for teaching and learning are designed to provide practical contexts for the analysis of contemporary issues and problems of a practical nature. You will also be required to complete work related tasks in all modules. This will provide you with the opportunity to link theoretical perspectives to your practice. It will also enable you to reflect on values, practices, assumptions and policies. Work-based activities,supported by a critical friend will help you to establish connections between practice and issues raised by the programme.

Type:
HE
Level:
4
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Facilities for you:

  • Care Skills Labs in the Lifestyle building
  • Industry standard facilities
  • Tutors with wealth of industry experience
  • On-site nursery

Popular careers in this sector:

 

  • Child Development Officer
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Midwife
  • Nanny
  • Nurse
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Social Worker

Amy Dawson – Childcare

Stoke on Trent College has offered me everything I wanted and more.  It has given me opportunities I would not have had elsewhere and the staff have given me crucial skills to change my life.