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Health & Social Care Vocational Courses

Learn the vital skills needed to work in this caring sector.

Health & social care

Industry leading courses

A career in health and social care is one of the most rewarding, valuable and in-demand professions. As a sector, health and social care is one of the largest in the country and covers a huge range of roles in a wide variety of settings. Workplaces include hospitals, care homes, schools and nurseries with jobs ranging from midwife to speech & language therapist.

Our Health and Social Care vocational courses teach the vital skills needed to work in this sector, such as teamwork, communication and research, to help you liaise with individuals, parents and guardians, and care providers.

Work experience is imperative for gaining employment in this industry and our expert lecturers will support you in your role, whether that’s in a special needs school or in a nursing home specialising in dementia care. 

If you have a caring nature and want to make a positive difference to people's lives, there is a wide range of rewarding careers awaiting you. Alternatively, you may decide to further develop your skills, knowledge and experience on one of our degree-level programmes.

Our results are excellent, with almost every learner who applies for healthcare-related degrees being offered a place at university.​

"My work experience made me realise that I definitely want to work in healthcare and has pushed me more towards my career goal of being a paramedic."


Health & Social Care, Level 3

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The average annual salary for an Occupational Therapist



The government has committed an investment of at least £500 million into workforce development


(Nuffield Trust)

Number of adult social care workforce

1.5 million people

(Nuffieled Trust)

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.