Health, Social Care & Childcare

Take the first steps to a rewarding career

Childcare, Health and Social Care jobs can be rewarding, with the potential to help care for people of all ages in a wide range of work settings. At South Essex College our Childcare.

Health & Social Care courses are designed to help you develop the self-confidence, self-reliance and independence required for a career in the care sector.

With a large range of courses to choose from, we will help develop your professionalism and ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.

You will be taught by industry-trained professionals and enjoy many opportunities to progress with different subjects and levels to choose from.

Career destinations
  • Childminder
  • Play worker
  • Nursery manager
  • Care worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Hospital nurse
  • Radiographer
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Learning support assistant
  • Health visitor
  • Primary teacher
  • Dental nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • District nurse
  • Midwife
  • Learning disabilities nurse
  • Early years education specialist
  • Childhood studies teacher
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physiotherapy

Success stories

Celebrating Success 2022: George Humphries

Celebrating Success 2022: George Humphries

Course studied

Health and Social Care Level 2 Extended Diploma

I would recommend South Essex College because it is a good college to go to and you get to make friends and learn about the different courses.

Health & Social Care Student of the Year, George Humphries has strived to remove barriers to learning and has worked towards achieving high standards despite finding assignments difficult.

George says he feels great about winning the award and that he chose to study at South Essex College because he had a choice of many different courses.

He said: “I like learning new things in my course and my greatest achievements have been starting the course and meeting new friends who I did not know before.”

His tutor said: “George is a kind and caring student, who also shows concern for his fellow peers and also tries to help with class activities and offering advice. George has overcome any barriers that have been thrown at him and has constantly succeeded in anything he does. He is an inspiration to us all and I cannot wait for him to succeed in the health and social care profession. 

George said he would recommend South Essex College because it is a good college to go to and you get to make friends and learn about the different courses.

He added: “My ambition when I finish my course is to stay on for another year of college and then to either get an apprenticeship, or to be able to work in a hospital as a porter or work in a school.”

His tutor said: “Overall George has made outstanding progress and I wish him every success for the future. Well done George!”