Step into the world of health and social care!

Make a real difference with a career in this rewarding sector. There's lots of different settings and job roles to choose from and as everyone relies on the specialist skills of a health and social care professional at some point in their life, you will always be in demand.

Is it for me?

Working in health and social care is one of the most important jobs in the world so you need to have a real passion for helping people. You should also have great communication skills so you can build relationships with people and earn their trust. 

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at Ashington or Berwick Campus and will have access to our brand-new Health Hub and simulation ward with state-of-the-art facilities to develop real professional health care skills. 

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,MacMillan and local care homes

Guaranteed interview with partner organisations

We work in close partnership with many of the North East's leading health and social care employers to ensure our students get the best opportunities to progress in their future career path. Some of our employer partners offer students who complete and achieve their programme of study a guaranteed interview with their organisation.

Employers include Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.


pass rate for our Health, Public Services and Care courses.*

*Academic year 2023

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for health and social care students including:

  • A state-of-the-art health simulation ward to develop real health professional skills. 

  • Ageing suits to simulate the function of an older person e.g. joint stiffness, reduced co-ordination etc. 

  • Nursing patient care mannequins, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, various demonstration models e.g. lung digestive system, and pregnancy. 

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