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Work Experience for Health and Social Care Department

All successful candidates on CPLD and HSC care courses will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check done before going out on placement

A key part of the course is work placement and it is expected that students complete a minimum of 100 hours over the two years of the course. We have extensive links with local employers who offer our students a wide range of work placement opportunities. By the end of the course you will have experienced at least four settings, for which the placements will have been organised to suit your needs.

This practical experience is an important part of the course as both employers and universities recognise its value.

On your work placement, you will work with a wide range of client groups including:

  • Children or adults with learning difficulties
  • Children or adults with physical disabilities
  • The elderly in a variety of care settings

Work Experience for ‘A’ Level Students

Practical experience gained from work experience gives you the edge in gaining universities places and employment in the future.

The sort of work you do will vary according to the placement you choose. All of our placements are to give you an enriched experience.

Placements can include:  

  • Nursing homes
  • Day Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Occupational therapy departments
  • Radiography departments
  • Social care placements
  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • In the community
  • Health Care
  • Physiotherapy

There are a large number of companies offering work experience days and weeks to 16-18 year olds. There is strong representation from the finance industry and investment banks such as Credit Suisse, from professional services firms such as Ernst & Young, from legal firms such as Pinsent Masons and Old Square Chambers and from media companies such as The Guardian.