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Health, Care and Science

Gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to start a career in health and social care or progress onto further study in the sector.

Health and Social Care Students Working With Tutor

Learn from experienced tutors

Our tutors have professional experience and are specialists in a wide variety of health and social care based roles, including working with individuals with learning difficulties and special needs, allowing you to gain the skills and knowledge you need to progress into the care sector.

Health and Social Care student completing work with tutor

Industry Links

Whether it is hearing from a range of professional guest speakers, completing industry placements, or even visiting top-class facilities, when you study with us you will be able to take advantage of our range of excellent industry links, including Caremark and Canterbury Christ Church University, and gain practical experience in the workplace.

Our dedicated Industry Liaison Officers are there to help you find placements and develop your employability skills within the sector. Students carry out work experience in a variety of health and social care settings including dentists, care homes, schools and charities such as Age Concern and Headway.

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Unique Training Opportunities

Develop your skills and knowledge through unique training experiences.

Our Health and Social Care students take part in First Aid and Dementia Awareness training with Caremark to prepare them for a career in the industry.

My Experience

Ronnie, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

“I enjoy the course very much. The thing I find the most enjoyable about it is the practical experiences we are given that we can put on our CV to help us to get jobs and show the knowledge we have gained.

During my course, I have completed work placements at St Mildred’s Primary Infant School and New Horizons where I have learnt how to interact with different types of people.

The tutors have supported me well as they are very helpful and considerate of my needs.

I’m now planning to go to university to study either paramedic science or adult nursing.”

Virtual dementia training gives students a unique insight into the condition

12 March 2024
Health and Social Care students at EKC Broadstairs College took part in a virtual dementia awareness training course at Caremark Thanet.

How you apply for a course at Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas, and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an interview here at EKC Broadstairs College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

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Career prospects

Social workers
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.