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Health & Social Care Part-Time Courses

Develop the skills and knowledge needed in this highly rewarding industry.

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Industry leading courses

his essential and rewarding sector contains a host of employment opportunities - in a variety of caring and supportive environments - including registered care homes, community support organisations, charities, supported and sheltered accommodation, hospitals, primary care trusts and many more.

But, before you can work with children, young people or vulnerable adults - in any Health or Social Care setting - it’s essential that you acquire the right skills, receive the correct training, and are suitably qualified for the role. That’s where Petroc is here to help.

We offer courses in Health and Social Care in areas such as Youth Work, Adult Care, and Leadership and Management.

So, whether you want to work with adults or young people, and no matter where you are on your career journey, as long as you have a desire to improve people’s lives then we’re sure to have a course to suit you.

What’s more, our part-time study programmes are perfect if you have existing work, study, or home life commitments.

You could be looking to upskill for your current role, continue your professional development, increase your chances for employment or promotion, or completely change career direction. By studying Health and Social Care at Petroc, we can really help you go further in life.

"The course was very well run, professionally delivered and the support offered outside of session time by the lecturer was great."


Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.