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About the course

When working in health and social care we need to be compassionate, caring, and confident in what we do. Students will take part in group and 1-1 learning sessions to show they can work well within the team, and as an individual.

The delivery of the course is made up of different topics such as customer service, introduction to health care, introduction into dementia and Professional development. You will also get the opportunity to use our practical clinical skills centre and simulation suite to experience basic first aid skills.

The course will offer CV writing support and several local employers including the NHS will visit during the duration of the course to discuss vacancies and support you to apply for jobs in the sector or continue with your studies at the college.

This free short course is a steeping stone into a career in the sector. There are opportunities to have some work experience and you will be supported through an English and maths assessment. Students who have completed this course have gone on to further study at the college, including English and Maths qualifications or Access to Higher Education, or into employment, for example as a health care support worker in the NHS.


Topics and units

  • Introduction to Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings – Level 1
  • Customer Service – Level 2
  • Personal Development for Employability – Level 1
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Introduction to First Aid

Careers and progression

  • Opportunity to enter employment in the sector
  • Health Care Support Worker Academy (subject to normal recruitment)
  • Progression onto level 2 courses
  • Access to Higher Education or Higher Technical Qualifications.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements but must have good written and spoken English.

Additional information

The following course dates are available;

  • 9th September – 27th September, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
  • 21st October – 15th November 2024, Bridgnorth
  • 29th January – 7th February 2025, Telford
  • 3rd March – 21st March 2025, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • 7th April – 25th April 2025, Ludlow
  • 5th May – 23rd May 2025, Whitchurch
  • 16th June  – 4th July 2025, Newport (Shropshire)


Short course


2 weeks


Haybridge Road




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Upcoming events

Open event
09 October 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Open event
13 November 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Christmas Fayre and Professional Skills Open Event
04 December 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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