96% of students achieved
or exceeded their target grade
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 to choose from.
Health and Social Care at Calderdale College
If helping others is something that you prioritise in life, a career in Health and Social Care could be for you.
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, Apprenticeships, T Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.
If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.
Health T Levels
Calderdale College will be providing T Levels for 16-18s from September 2021. A T Level is a new 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 will 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.
We will be offering T Levels in Health and Health Care Science.
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Access to HE
Dedicated to making a positive difference to other people’s lives?
Patient, enthusiastic and energetic?
Want to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment for others?
Ready to grab placement opportunities with local employers in health, social care, and/or childcare by the horns?
Benefit from a range of industry links
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.
What careers could
our courses lead to?
*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job
Up to £25K
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Up to £31K
Up to £41K
Up to £98K
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!
Some example modules include
- Preparing and maintaining equipment and the dental environment
- Infection Control
- Equality and diversity in the health sector
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.
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Digital Ready Workforce
Building a digital ready workforce in collaboration with Health Education England
Got a burning question or would just like to get a better feel for life at College? Browse our FAQs page to find out more.
Career Profile: Andrew Postlethwaite
We caught up with our former Health and Social Care student Andrew to discuss what he has been up to since studying at Calderdale College. He is now an NHS Nursing Assistant.
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Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilities. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.
Calderdale College Campus
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Percival Whitley Centre
- Business & Enterprise
- University Centre
- Professional Studies
- Teacher Education
- Access to HE
- Curriculum Support
- Skills for Life
- Health & Social Care
- Early Years & Childhood Professions
- Dental Nursing
- Maths and English
- Employability & Life Skills
- D Cafe
- Job Centre Plus
- Business Support
- Executive Suite
- Meeting Rooms
- External Funding
- Full Works Salon
- Hair & Beauty
- Multi Faith Room
- 14-16 Suite
- Students Union
- Learning Centre
- Cuisine 1893
- Enrolment Suite
- Learner Services
- Trade Academy
- Sports & Fitness
- Animal Care
- Learning Centre
- Outdoor Pitches
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.
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!