Would you like a career in Health & Social Care?

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The Marches Education Trust are offering a two-week course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group's London Road Campus, where you will learn valuable knowledge and skills which will allow you to apply for a range of positions within the health and social care sector. You will study 12 modules on topics such as First Aid, Infection Control, Safeguarding and Communication Skills and receive certificates for each module that is completed.

This course will prepare you for employment within the health and social care sector by developing your communication and interpersonal skills, as well as giving you the opportunity to explore different topics within the sector. You will also be supported with CV writing and applying for vacant positions within the sector.

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If you are a thoughtful and caring person with good literacy and numeracy skills, our courses will prepare you for a wide range of careers including nursing, social work and working with children in a variety of settings.

The health and social care sector is the third biggest employer in Shropshire and one of the few areas in today's economic climate with a growing number of vacancies. Our Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications will allow you to explore a wide range of health and social care issues needed to work in the industry.

From the Level 3 qualification, you can progress to higher education, including our own Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care. Work experience is an important part of our courses, with opportunities for you to gain an insight into a variety of employment settings including hospitals, care homes and schools.

Megan O’Neill

Megan O’Neill

Health & Social Care BTEC (History, Sociology)
Previous Institution: The Priory School

 I took Health & Social Care because I want to be a primary school teacher. It is an assignment based course, so there is less pressure and you get to do amazing placements for hands-on experience and I went to a primary school. I will be going to study BA Primary Education after College.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: William Brookes School

When I was younger I spent a lot of time in hospital and the wonderful staff inspired me to pursue a career as a midwife. The teachers always answer your queries and help you manage your time. Last year I got a distinction for Level 2 and was eager to come back this year. The partnership between SCG and the NHS offers an amazing opportunity. I have started as a Health Care Assistant at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Chloe Brooks

Chloe Brooks

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

I really enjoyed my placement at The Column Nursery. The staff there were very friendly and approachable. This placement has allowed me to develop my skills with younger children, which I think will help me whilst working towards my future career. I definitely recommend working with The Column Nursery.

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