European Social Fund


The Health and Social Care sector is the second largest employing sector in the Lancashire region, with 8,860 additional people required in the sector by 2028. The caring profession in particular is currently experiencing a skills shortage of 13% and the NHS alone has over 1,1442 live vacancies in the region.

With endless opportunities and a variety of roles available, those looking to begin a career will find introductory courses, such as Health and Social Care Level 1 Certificate an ideal introduction into careers in the sector. Progression opportunities at Level 2 and Level 3 are available upon successful completion. Those looking for CPD  opportunities may wish to consider bespoke, additional learning by way of a series of short, professional programmes designed exclusively for those in the Health, Social Care and Education sectors. 

We are also proud of our highly successful and extremely popular Access to Higher Education programmes, with pathways in Allied Healthcare and Social Science.

Regardless of your chosen programme, you can expect to be taught through a mixture of classroom based learning, practical workshops, specialist speakers and practical tasks, coupled with industry insight from highly experienced tutors.

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