Would you like a career in Health & Social Care?

Not sure where to start or who to ask?

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.

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.

Lizzie Evans

Lizzie Evans

Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care

I chose to study a Foundation degree in Health at Shrewsbury Colleges Group as I could study alongside my job at the time (in social work). I found the course manageable and worked hard to fit the work around my job/life. My tutors were super supportive as I was an adult learner returning to studying for the first time since school and things have moved on a bit since that time! I used the FD as a stepping stone to progress into a full degree in Health Studies at university and the skills learned enabled me to attain a first in my degree. I am now the co-owner of a business related to the health sector and have a great work/ life balance. I would recommend the course to potential students, young and old as I am not an academic person but was prepared to put the work in and it paid off for me.

Chloe Ann Manley

Chloe Ann Manley

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: The Priory School

I’m the regional district cadet of the year for St John Ambulance and what that means is that I have quite a lot of clinical experience, as well as a lot of skills that I’ve acquired through just talking to people. When my tutor found out about my volunteering, she encouraged me to enter the WorldSkills Show to show my transferrable skills and work on my personal development.

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