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If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s the importance of the health and social care sector.

Our energetic and skilled team will support you to achieve your dream career in the health sector. you’ll get a taste of a variety of different frontline roles such as nursing, midwifery, paramedic, social work, and social care to help you find your perfect role.

Practical skills are the key to success in this sector, which is why you’ll complete 100 hours of work placement in adult healthcare. You’ll also pick up practical skills in how to provide good care through practical sessions and classes, sometimes with expert guest speakers from different companies across the sector. This experience will make your CV stand out and help you start your career or prepare for future study.

If you care about making a difference to people’s lives, then join NHC for a health and social care course and find your dream care role.

Who do you want to be?

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Career pathway

The Health and Social Care sector is one of the most rewarding professions you can work in. Through a combination of theory and practical sessions, plus 100 hours of placement, you’ll finish your NHC Health and Social Care course with the skills and confidence you need for a successful career in the sector.

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical Support
  • Care Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Social Worker
  • Health Care Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Health Administration
  • Further Education Teaching

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What our students say

Work experience

At North Hertfordshire College, we understand how important work experience is for our students, providing real-life experience in the field. That’s why you’ll complete 100 hours of work placement in an adult healthcare setting as part of your studies with us. This is a great opportunity for you to gain skills and knowledge in the industry, and we often find it helps our students to make career choices. Some of our students even finish their placements with part-time positions with their placement organisation!

You’ll get hands-on experience throughout the academic year via a range of eye-opening practical sessions that test and assess your knowledge. Regular expert guest speakers will share their experiences with you from a range of health and social care settings, helping inform your career decisions and provide better insight into the industry.

Students from NHC’s Health and Social Care courses go onto many exciting and fulfilling destinations in a range of sectors as a result of the work experience they gain on the course. This includes working in midwifery, physiotherapy, and even university study!


Healthcare Apprenticeships

Unsure about studying a college course?

Did you know you can earn a salary whilst you learn on an apprenticeship? Gaining experience, the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Find out more by visiting our sister company: Hart Learning & Development.

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Looking for courses for adult learners?

North Hertfordshire College is proud to offer a range of professional and leisure courses to adults in the local community.

Whether you’re looking to change career, improve your skills, or pick up a new hobby and make new friends, NHC has a course for you.

Discover Adult Learner Courses