Health and Social Care


Make a difference to the lives of others

Health and Social Care


Make a difference to the lives of others

With the UK’s biggest employer – the NHS – struggling to recruit permanent staff, a job in Health and Social Care is a smart way of future proofing your career. It’s a great bonus that these are also some of the most rewarding jobs in the world. Whether you want to be a nurse or social worker, make sure you get started on your dream career.

  • Progression to university or employment

    - Health and Social Care is ideal if you’re looking to progress to a top university or directly into employment in a career-relevant role. Example jobs include: Nurse (Mental Health, Adults, Paediatric, and Midwifery), Occupational Therapist, Paramedic, Care Home Manager, Care Worker and Social Worker.
  • Joining forces with the NHS

    - We’ve joined forces with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in an exciting initiative that will support you to gain meaningful employment with the largest employer in the area. This partnership gives you access to exciting work placement opportunities to work alongside a range of health professionals to really understand the types of careers available and understand which is the right one for you.
  • Even more partnerships

    - We’re also partnered with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, EachStep and Blackburn Youth Zone to provide you with some amazing career-boosting opportunities. Look forward to special guest speakers, trips and more!
  • Skills that top employers are looking for

    - Participate in up to 750 hours of work placement within hospitals and other healthcare providers. Develop a brilliant CV before you’ve even finished your course and gain the skills and knowledge top employers are looking for.
Charley Taylor Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma (Cadet Programme)
“I was provided with 750 hours of work experience in hospitals and feel as though it has prepared me well for my nursing career. I’ve now progressed to the University of Central Lancashire to study BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult). Read more >>
Ruby Hitchen Health and Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma (Cadet Programme)
I especially liked that Blackburn College have a partnership with the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, which meant that I could have work placements within a practical hospital setting and gain invaluable experience. I also enjoyed splitting my time between college and the hospital (on my work placement). Read more >>

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