Bolton College
Health, Social Care and Childcare

Careers working in health, social care and childcare offer rewarding opportunities to make a positive difference to the lives and welfare of others.

This is an area of work that is increasingly in demand and the government requires everyone working in health,  social care and childcare, as well as before and after-school care, to have an up-to-date, accredited qualification.

To support the needs of employers, we have developed a range of training courses that will help you care for adults and children in a variety of situations.

Depending on the course you choose, your training could include areas such as:

  • Child psychology and behaviour
  • Communication with children
  • Learning through play
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Patient-centred health
  • Safeguarding

You can study towards an industry recognised qualification, or complete one of our shorter courses which focus on key areas to develop skills and further your understanding.

Previous students have progressed through the different levels of qualifications to achieve a Foundation degree. This route is of particular interest to learners hoping to progress into management or become an Advanced Practitioner.

Our specialist teaching staff have a wide range of occupational expertise and use this to deliver focused training which helps students translate the theories they learn into practical skills. We offer courses to people from a range of backgrounds so you can find one suited to your level of knowledge and understanding.

Many courses can be studied at your local Community Learning Centre, or you can choose to study at our state of the art Deane Road Campus in Bolton town centre. The Deane Road site is conveniently located for students travelling from Manchester and Lancashire.