Health &
Social Care

Enjoy varied and rewarding roles looking after the health and wellbeing of children and adults at risk.

As the UK population lives longer, demand for people with qualifications in Health and Social Care is increasing year on year. Whether you are passionate about improving the mental health of the nation; nursing the elderly; working in a nursery or school setting, our courses give you a multitude of career routes!

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Counselling Skills Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
Level 1 Certificate in Health & Social Care (CL)
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 10-12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
NCFE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care (ESOL)
Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
T Level Transition Programme Health Sector Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 1 Year Attendance: Full Time
Health, Social Care and Children & Young Peoples Settings Level 1
Study Area: 16-18 Duration: 22 Weeks Attendance: Full Time
Adult Care Level 2
Study Area: Apprenticeships Duration: 12-15 Months Attendance: Part Time
Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 6 Months Attendance: Full Time
Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2
Study Area: 16-18 & 19+ Duration: 18 Weeks Attendance: Full Time
Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 12 Weeks Attendance: Part TIme
Nutrition and Health Level 2
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 18 Weeks Attendance: Part Time
Access to HE Health Professions Level 3
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 1 year Attendance: Part Time
Access to HE Health Professions 18 Month Level 3
Study Area: 19+ Duration: 18 Months Attendance: Part Time
Why study Health & Social Care

Our range of courses are designed to take you through to meaningful employment in your chosen vocation, or to progress onto a higher level of study at University.

We are working with NHS Health Education England to promote digital skills within the sector, so you’ll be trained to be at the forefront of a digital-ready workforce.

You’ll gain hands-on work experience, nationally recognised qualifications, and the confidence you need to wow potential employers.

Our state-of-the-art facilities include a Hospital Room, Dentistry Demo Room and Pharmacy.

We have a brilliant track record, with a 96% achievement rate last year.

Which level is best for you?

Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.

There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, ApprenticeshipsT Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.

If you’re still not sure, don’t worry. You can speak to a member of our Advice and Guidance Team who will give you their best advice!

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What will I study?

Whether you choose to study Health and Social Care, Principles & Practice of Dental Nursing, Common Health Conditions or one of our many other Health and Social Care courses, you will study a range of units within your chosen course. There’s something for everyone!

Example Modules
Some example modules include:

Course Pages
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.

Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email [email protected] for more info.

With over 350 different careers, this sector offers fantastic opportunities including the chance to join the UK's biggest employer, the NHS.

  • Home Care Worker

    Up to £25k
  • Dental Nurse

    Up to £25k
  • Nurse

    Up to £31k
  • Clinical Research Nurse

    Up to £41k
  • Dentist

    Up to £98k
Health T Levels

T Levels are the next level qualification that gives students both classroom learning and on the job experience! Think of this as a mixture of an Apprenticeship and a BTEC…

Students spend 80% of their time in a classroom and 20% on a work placement. A T Level qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

This combined learning offer will place you in the best position for progression onto Higher Education and your future career!

Are you…

Dedicated to making a positive difference to other people’s lives?

Are you…

Patient, enthusiastic and energetic?

Do you…

Want to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment for others?

Are you…

Ready to grab placement opportunities with local employers in health, social care, and/or childcare by the horns?

Need help with your application?

Request a call back and we'll talk you through it.

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Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café

Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.

Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.

Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.

Loyalty card
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!

G Floor

If our Digital Skills and Media students are not in DigiHub they may find themselves on our top floor. 

This is also home to our Business suite and many Apprentices will spend their college hours here with 1 to 1s or group sessions.

Home to:
  • Digital Skills & Media
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Apprenticeships
F Floor

Our University Centre is located on F Floor and is home to all Higher Education students and staff. 

Home to:

  • University Centre
  • Professional Studies
  • Teacher Education
  • Access to HE
  • Curriculum Support
  • Skills for Life
E Floor

This is home to our Health and Social Care Students.

Here you will find a dentistry room with working chair and tools, a pharmacy, a hospital room and nursery style classroom for Childcare students.

Home to:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Early Years & Childhood Professions
  • Dental Nursing
D Floor

D Floor is home to our student run D Cafe.

Run by Employability and Life Skills students, the cafe provides them with skills for the future as well as providing you with a nice coffee and cake. 

Home to:

  • Maths and English
  • Employability & Life Skills
  • D Cafe
  • ESOL
  • Job Centre Plus
C Floor

Our business support, executive suite and meeting rooms are all found on C floor. This floor is restricted for student entry unless permission is granted. 

Home to:

  • Business Support
  • Executive Suite
  • Meeting Rooms
  • External Funding
B Floor

Here you will find The Full Works Salon, a hair and beauty salon run by staff and students; with affordable treatments for you and your friends.

One of our two Learning Centres is also on B Floor and has plenty of PCs for drop-in use as well as bookable rooms for collaboration and quiet study.

Home to:

  • Full Works Salon
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Multi Faith Room
  • 14-16 Suite
  • Students Union
  • Learning Centre
A Floor

A Floor is home to our state-of-the-art DigiHub and Trade Academy. Our Digital Skills, Computing and Media students will spend a lot of their time here in the music studio, photography studio or iMac Suite.

Students of our construction courses will find our Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery workshops. You will also find Cuisine 1893, our very own restaurant standard kitchen, where our hospitality and catering students will train. 

Home to:

  • Reception
  • Cuisine 1893
  • DigiHub
  • Enrolment Suite
  • Learner Services
  • Trade Academy
Inspire Centre

The Inspire Centre is home to our Sport students. With a fitness suite, rock climbing wall, sports hall and outdoor pitches there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck into a new sport or fitness regime.

The Inspire Centre also hosts our second Learning Centre and our Animal Care students will also find their animals in the various classrooms dedicated to them, or in the outdoor hutches. Facilities for our Public Services, Outdoor Education, Electrical, Plumbing and Engineering courses are also found in the Inspire Centre. Plus you can grab a coffee from Starbucks on your way out!

Home to:

  • Sports & Fitness
  • Animal Care
  • Learning Centre
  • Outdoor Pitches

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