Why Stoke on Trent College for Childcare, Health & Social Care?

From working in Early Years, progressing into teaching or nursing, working within the community or caring for the elderly, our courses in childcare, health and social care can open up so many rewarding study and career paths to you. 

Find out more about our Childcare, Health & Social Care courses

We’ll work with you to ensure you get the right one-to-one support, opportunities and experience you need. All our courses have been developed with our well-established links with employers, service providers, education trusts and the NHS, to ensure you’ll develop the knowledge, skills and mindset to succeed.

We offer courses at all levels and from 2022/23 will also be offering HND/HNC Level 5 routes, so could develop your career alongside university-level study. We’ll also make sure you get the right additional skills and qualifications to ensure that you’re work-ready – such as our infection control course in healthcare, or the safeguarding, paediatric first aid and food hygiene courses we include in our childcare courses as you’ll need these to be able to go straight into working in a nursery for example. 

Life at SOTC │ Childcare, Health & Social Care

Facilities at Stoke On Trent College

As well as plenty of extra-curricular activities, visits, trips and opportunities to learn outside of the classroom, you’ll also benefit from our great facilities, latest teaching techniques and technology, such as our 360 virtual reality igloo that will help bring settings to life.

Meet Kelly-Ann Pegg

“I chose Stoke on Trent College because I really liked the surroundings and it has the right course for me. I really enjoy learning new things and I’m doing well on my course. I hope to go on to study a Level 3 course and eventually would love to work in a care home.”

Kelly-Ann Pegg

Health & Social Care
Kelly-Ann Pegg (1)

Meet Zainab Kaposi

Zainab, Level 3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development student at Stoke on Trent College wasn’t allowed to achieve her Level 3 at previous education providers… SOTC gave Zainab the chance to complete her course and achieve her full potential!

“One of the best things about Stoke on Trent College is the support I get from my tutors – they are approachable, helpful and engaging. The extensive enrichment activities available across the College helped me make new friends and settle in immediately.”

Zainab Kaposi

L3 Children’s Play, Learning and Development Student
Zainab Kaposi

Since arriving at the College, Zainab has excelled in her studies and is on course to finish with a Distinction! She credits the exciting lessons, extra revision sessions and exam stress support for her excellent exam results so far!

Zainab’s determination, skill and newfound confidence haven’t only been noticed at the College, but also within Early Days Nursery in Newcastle-Under-Lyme. As part of her study programme, she is required to complete a work placement and the Nursery was full of praise.

Kim-Marie Gerrard, Childcare Manager at Early Days Nursery said: “The children adore her, the parents find her really funny and sometimes we have to hold that sparkle a little like a flower, nurturing and supporting and watching it grow.”

It wouldn’t feel right losing Zainab after all the hard work she’s put in and that’s why we’ve offered her a position here at Early Days Nursery!”

On top of the enrichment activities Zainab takes part in, she also cycled 5km to help raise funds during our ‘Cycle to Ukraine’ appeal earlier this year which forms part of the Colleges commitment to supporting local and international charities.

Upon course completion, Zainab is likely to embark on a Foundation Degree in Education programme with aspirations to become an Early Years Practitioner!