Health and Social Care

Key Information 

With the NHS employing 1.7 million people, the career prospects for students in this sector are always bright. Regardless of your previous qualifications, we offer a range of specialist Health and Social Care courses. You will also have the opportunity to carry out regular work placements to enhance your practical skills and experience.

Why Blackburn College?

  • Winner of Nurse Cadet of the Year for two years running for both Lancashire and Cumbria.
  • Excellent industry links including East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and EachStep Blackburn.
  • Opportunity for over 800 hours work placement at a relevant healthcare organisation.
  • Outstanding social care links with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and Blackburn Youth Zone.
  • Taught in our state-of-the-art £18.3m Beacon Centre by highly our qualified, passionate teaching staff.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?

Graduates can expect a starting salary of approximately £15,000 - which can rise significantly as your career progresses.

Career Opportunities 

Here are just a few of the careers and job roles our students have gone on to do:

  • Care Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Heath Care Assistant
  • Home Carer
  • Nursing Midwifery
  • Paramedic/Ambulance Staff
  • Physiotherapy
  • Probation Work
  • Social Work
  • Youth Work