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Explore a career supporting a growing and ageing population, including children, the elderly and vulnerable people.

The healthcare industry is growing, with jobs in the sector expected to reach 3.5 million by 2023.

This pathway could be right for you if you want to progress into a career in the NHS or other health related organisations. Initially, you will learn about professional healthcare practice and be introduced to your chosen sector to develop fundamental skills via priciples of care study and work experience. You could be working in a setting, such as a nursing home or a hospital, or out in the community.

Get a broad introduction to the field of health care through projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and supervised work experience. On successful completion, you will be ready to progress to university or into employment

Our healthcare programmes could lead you to many rewarding careers, such as:

  • nursing
  • midwifery
  • counselling
  • occupational therapy
  • social work


Healthcare - Learn how to use therapeutic and communication skills to care for elderly, infirm or vulnerable people. We focus on a real life working environment, with work experience opportunities when relevant. 


We offer qualifications from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs grades D-F or 3-1) up to Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels). 


Study with us and you will benefit from outstanding facilities, including our health care suite, which mirrors a real life hospital ward and care home. The suite simulates a six-bedded hospital ward, a fully equipped home care room and an emergency care centre, all using state of the art IT monitoring and diagnostic equipment.

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

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Industry partnerships 

We work in close partnership with the NHS in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, the local authorities, care providers and day care centres, as well as charities such as RESPONSE. The charity specialises on mental health provision, offering work placements, delivering mental health awareness training and providing career opportunities to students when they qualify.