If you’d like to care for people, then a job in health or social care can be very rewarding. At Totton College you can choose to learn about these industries as a whole, or specialise in areas like caring for disabled people, social care or housing issues. Our courses are all very practical and your level of learning will depend on the qualifications you already have. Our apprenticeships are for you if you want to progress into a job in the health and social care sector, such as caring for disabled people.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

14+, 16-18, 19+

Full-time courses

Health and social care

Health and Social Care Level 2

Extended certificate

Health and Social Care Level 3


Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Level 2


Health and Social Care Apprenticeship Level 3



What will I learn?

To start with, you’ll learn about:

  • health or social care types of activity
  • health and safety
  • equality and inclusion
  • personal development

Depending on the options you choose, you may also learn about:

  • administering medication
  • supporting people with disabilities
  • working with young people
  • therapies

What can I do next?

Depending oh your qualification, you could:

  • apply for a variety of jobs in a range of health or care settings
  • study at degree level in areas such as nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy or become a paramedic

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.


What job will I be trained to do?

Depending on the level of apprenticeship, you could train as:

  • residential care worker
  • community and primary care worker
  • hospital worker
  • home care or home help
  • customer care worker
  • private care worker

What will I learn?

You’ll learn a combination of theory and practical skills to demonstrate your understanding and competence in the workplace. Day-to-day activities could be:

  • helping people with daily tasks
  • transporting people safely
  • helping doctors or nurses
  • helping in hospital wards or in people’s homes

What can I do next?

On successful completion, you will be equipped to progress into a job in your chosen area. The apprenticeship employer will also give you a reference that shows your next employer that you’ve got the required skills.