Health and Social Care Courses

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Our health and social care courses are delivered by highly qualified tutors with a range of professional healthcare experience and their expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent resources including well-equipped laboratories and classrooms with interactive technology. Further Education courses are designed to build and develop the skills for employment in a wide variety of roles in the science and healthcare industries. Work experience is a significant element of further education course programmes. Apprenticeships are available in the areas of dental nursing and healthcare.

Higher Education programmes can be studied either full-time or part-time, incorporating a wide variety of subject areas and are designed to provide students with the relevant skills for their chosen career. Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of facilities including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

During the course I’ve gained outstanding skills that will help me achieve my goal of becoming a child psychologist. The placements gave me vital experience, enabling me to prepare for work and improve my practice. I have received conditional offers from five universities to study Early Childhood Studies and Psychology.Monique Buckingham – progressed from Colchester Sixth Form College
Smaller class sizes and the amount of tutor contact time made the transition from A Levels to studying at university very smooth.Amy Clifton - BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

Apprenticeship Vacancies at Colchester General Hospital


Our vision is: “Delivering great healthcare to every patient, every day”

  • Acting in the best interests of every patient, every day
  • Supporting our workforce to look after every patient, every day
  • Achieving clinical, operational and financial resilience

Are you passionate about a career in acute healthcare? The Trainee Healthcare Assistant Programme is the first step in working towards a future career in nursing.

Working in partnership , Colchester Institute and Colchester Hospital Foundation Trust are offering an exciting 20 month apprenticeship which will provide you with supportive clinical learning of the Healthcare Assistant role, whilst studying for a vocational qualification. We initially have several vacancies and are seeking dedicated college leavers with a vocational qualification in health and social care,  whom we understand may have limited care experience.  Our commitment to you is to nurture your talent to your full potential.

The vacancies can be applied for here through the Apprenticeship Service

Throughout the programme you will be provided with additional training days to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills related to the role of the Health Care Assistant. This may include enhanced EOL care, Nutrition, Communication, as well as enhanced skills training.

On successful completion of the programme you will be offered a permanent Band 2 Healthcare Assistant post.  After this you may be eligible to apply for your Foundation degree and then work based nursing degree.

CI Business Solutions

Care Sector

As the commercial arm of Colchester Institute, CI Business Solutions  can offer a number of courses specifically for employers in the care sector including first aid, fire safety, moving people, emergency response, working with communication difficulties and safeguarding young people and children.  These courses will enable delegates to increase their knowledge and skills to carry out their work more effectively.

Call us on 01206 712727 for more information.