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Training and education

If you are new to health and social care your employer will support you through an induction programme which will lead to a Care Certificate.

If you would like to complete health and social care training through your local college, please see details below.

City College Plymouth offers a range of health and social care courses from entry to degree level, with full and part-time options. Due to our excellent links with local employers, our students get fantastic work experience and placement opportunities. Visit the City College Plymouth website Childcare, Health and Social Care pages for full details.

Exeter College are an outstanding College, offering a wide range of apprenticeships and training programmes in health and social care from level 1 to degree level 6. Visit the Exeter College website health and social care webpages for more information.

Exeter University has a nursing programme unlike any other currently available in the UK. We have great ambitions for Exeter Nurses, and the content and design of this unique programme reflect that.

Our pioneering students will have an important and active role to play in shaping the programme, for themselves and future students.

Petroc have a campus is Mid and North Devon and offer a range of health and social care courses from level 2 to degree level 6 through the Care Academy providing students with real-life work placements in care and health alongside their studies.

The Medics Academy is the route for A level students wanting to pursue a medical career.

At Plymouth University you can make a difference to someone’s life when it matters most. Our degree will prepare you to care for adults of all ages with acute/long-term illness, in a multitude of healthcare settings. You’ll be ready to play a vital role in health promotion and disease prevention, as well as nursing sick and injured adults back to health. Working closely with professionals, patients and their families, you’ll gain the experience and skills needed to join the 96% of our graduates working as professional nurses.

Scott College is based in Plymouth and is a specialist medicine, social and health care mainstream state school designed for 13 to 19-year-olds of all abilities. Working closely with local employers and universities, the college offers work experience linked directly to employment opportunities in Plymouth.

South Devon College is based in Paignton, Torbay and offers health and social care courses from level 1 to degree level 6 as classroom based courses with vocational work placements. Full time, part time, and higher education courses are available.  Visit the South Devon College website health and social care webpages for further information.

If you are currently working in care and health and would like further information to help you understand what qualification would be right for you or your work setting, visit Skills for Care and Health Education England.

For all degree programmes, visit UCAS.

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