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Care Professions

Course Overview

Study Care Professions at MK College

A career in the care professions is rewarding, varied and full of opportunities for personal and professional growth. The industry has never been more in demand with the NHS alone offering over 350 different types of role. Traditional jobs such as nursing, care-giving and teaching are developing to offer more effective care and education. Together the health and social care sectors employ one in ten of the working population in the UK, with an extra half a million jobs expected to be filled by 2030.

Care Professions students

Virtual Open Day

Speak to our Care Profession Tutors Today!

Childcare and Health & Social Care Q&A Session

You can join a Live Q&A Session by clicking the buttons above. This will take you through to a Microsoft Teams meeting where you can join attendees in asking questions to the tutors. If you do not wish to have your camera or microphone on, that’s no problem! You will still be able to ask questions via the Microsoft Teams chat once you are in the session. If you are joining with a Smartphone or Tablet then please ensure you have Microsoft Teams downloaded. If you are having any issues joining the tutor sessions, then please let us know via the live chat function on this page.

Study with us

Courses Available

You may have noticed that we offer Intermediate and Advanced courses for most areas.

Intermediate courses are equivalent to Level 1/2 and are for those people who need a bit of extra focus and support in order to learn more about their specific interest, get familiar with tools and equipment and may need to resit GCSE English and/or maths.

Advanced courses are equivalent to Level 3 and are ideal for people who have a good grasp of their interest, but need to focus on developing their technical skill and concentrate on growing their skills and employability, learning how to turn their talent into a career.

Come to an In Person Open Event

If you do not wish to join a a Live Q&A sessions today, then please join us at our next in person Open Event where you can meet the tutors and tour the facilities.

Meet the Students

The best way to find out more about studying at MK College, is to hear from our students!

Some of our lovely Childcare students are here to give you an insight into college life, work placements and much more.

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Care Professions Courses

Health & Social Care

This course offers you the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the Health & Social Care sector through a selection of specialist units to help prepare you for working in the sector. You will develop specific skills for study and research, which is essential to succeed. You will have the opportunity to develop your practical and technical skills through work experience, visits from guest speakers and specialist workshops.


You will become familiar with the practices of childcare, from child development to learning through play. You will develop your personal study skills, learning how to work both in teams and independently on a variety of projects. From presenting information in an engaging way, to administrative tasks and processes, your study skills will come on leaps and bounds, enabling you to tackle Level 3 coursework head on.

Who do we work with?

We make sure you’re ready to kick off your career as soon as you’ve completed your studies with us, and even before that by working with industry partners. From work experience opportunities, to planning activities, the employers we work with help to shape our curriculum, meaning you’re learning the skills that are in demand in your industry. We work with:

– Milton Keynes University Hospital
– University of Bedfordshire
– University of Northampton
– MK Snap
– PJ Care

Health & Social Care student receives three University offers following her success in both her course and work placement with Milton Keynes University Hospital.

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