Health and Social Care Courses

If you are a caring person and like to make a difference…

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.

Career options in the health and social care sectors include:

  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Public Health Manager
  • Social Worker

Work experience is a significant element of further education course programmes. Apprenticeships are available in the areas of dental nursing and healthcare.

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 - (Progressed from: Colchester Sixth Form College)

The School of Health and Social Sciences within University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute offers undergraduate programmes which incorporate 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.

Colchester Institute can also 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.

Full-time Courses and Apprenticeships

Health and Social Care Level 1
Health and Social Care Level 2
Health and Social Care Level 3

Adult Care WorkerLevel 2 Apprenticeship
Lead Adult Care WorkerLevel 3 Apprenticeship
Lead Practitioner in Adult CareLevel 4 Higher Apprenticeship
Leader in Adult CareLevel 5 Higher Apprenticeship

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Dental Nursing

Colchester Institute offers the training opportunity to get into dental nursing. Dental Nurse Apprenticeship programmes are designed to prepare you for work and to develop employability skills and professionalism for working in a dental setting.

How do I become a dental nurse?

For applicants interested in a career in dental nursing with no experience this is the ideal opportunity for you. On the Apprenticeship you will complete a course of study called a ‘standard’ which would include a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.  At the same time you will be employed in a dental practice with a contract of employment with day release to college. The Apprenticeship offered requires employer support and employment in a dental practice.

The Dental Nursing Team at Colchester Institute has excellent links with employers in Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire and support students aged 16 – 21 in finding employment. We work closely with dental practices and aim to match applicants to suitable workplaces where possible, often in their own local area.

Courses are delivered by a highly qualified team of dental nurse tutors with a range of professional experience and their expertise is valued by our students. Their practical team-based approach to dental nursing ensures a friendly and supportive learning environment. Our excellent facilities include a fully-equipped dental surgery and decontamination suite that simulate work in a real dental practice, where you can learn about a range of dental procedures and techniques.

Dental Nursing Courses

Dental Nursing Apprenticeship