Careers Information Health and Social Care

Studying health and social care will enable you to gain skills that are valued in further and higher education as well as in the workplace.

Many students who complete GCE Health and Social Care continue to third level education to study a wide range of courses including childcare, nursing, midwifery, social work, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, teaching and similar careers. A wide range of courses including degree courses are available at colleges and universities.

You may, however, use this qualification to gain access to a course which is not related to health, social care or early years. Whilst GCE Health and Social Care is an applied subject it has the same currency in UCAS points as other GCE subjects. Alternatively you may progress to employment or undertake further training to enhance your career prospects.