Health and Social Sciences

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Future-proof your career, with qualifications that are designed with, and for, the industry. Our highly-skilled lecturers can give you first-hand, in-depth knowledge using their expertise from the sector. Whether you are currently employed or looking to start your career; our programmes are designed to meet the current demands of this vital market. From working with vulnerable children to community health, mental health, and healthcare; this sector is diverse and offers a wide variety of careers paths and progression opportunities. Whatever path you choose, we can help you thrive in your career.
Health and Social Sciences

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Qualifications designed by industry experts to get you career-ready

Flexible programmes that fit around your current home and work life

The health and social care sectors employ one in ten of the working population

I really enjoyed my three years studying at the University Centre and I would highly recommend it. The tutors are fantastic and very supportive, and I was very pleased to be able to continue my studies here for another year doing my PGCE.

Initially, I was worried about getting back into education and learning later in life, after having such a long gap since any previous academic study. However, with the support of my amazing tutors and the fantastic library staff, I was soon able to overcome this and began to make excellent progress in my degree.

Danielle Jones
Achieved: BA (Hons) Health and Applied Social Studies
Where next: Studying for a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education at Nelson and Colne College Group University Centre

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Health and Social Sciences Sector Guide

Download our sector guide and explore what the industry has to offer. You can also browse our courses and learn how we can get you career-ready.

I worked in substance misuse services for eight years and have experience of managing residential treatment centres and community programmes in Lancaster, Chorley and the Manchester area. I also have experience of writing and developing therapeutic programmes in recovery services.

I am passionate about this sector, working with people who have lost direction, lost contact with family and friends, they may have been through the criminal justice system. Getting them back on track and back into education or work and seeing that transformation is incredibly rewarding.

The alcohol and substance misuse course will support you to further develop your knowledge, lead on to further study, or progress in your career enabling you to make a difference.

Ian Pickering
Industry Expert Alcohol and Substance Misuse

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