Centre of Excellence - Health and Social Care

Our established Centre of Excellence is focused on raising aspirations in Health & Social Care and delivers courses up to degree level including apprenticeships for careers in;

  • Counselling
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Practitioner
  • Paramedic
  • Social Work


Many of our students progress onto University, an apprenticeship or employment in their chosen career and with achievement at 3.8% above the national average for the last 3 years your career in Health & Social Care starts here.


In partnership with Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, we deliver a unique
Pre-Degree Nursing Programme providing a tailored programme for aspiring nurses.

Expert tutors with professional experience in the health care industry ensures that they deliver the most relevant learning for your career.

Career Opportunities

The health sector offers a diverse range of careers.

According to Health Education England, health workers are in high demand, in particular nurses, therapists, midwives and paramedics. The NHS needs to recruit 190,000 more staff by 2027 to meet the demands of a growing and ageing population.

Starting salaries for paramedics and nurses range from £22,000 to £29,000.With experience and seniority, salaries rise from £31,000 to £69,000.

Excellence in Student Success and Achievements

Our students progress onto University, an apprenticeship or employment in their chosen career.

  • Achievement is 3.8% above the national average and has been for the last 3 years.
  • Pass rate is 97.4% which is 6.2% above national average
  • 100% achievement on the ‘Skills for Health’ programme
  • A unique Pre-Degree Nursing programme is delivered in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

Read about our Alumni Success and Achievements below...

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Our expert tutors are time served experts in their industry and hold the highest qualifications in their field. They have worked in the careers we are training students for and engage in continued professional development to stay ahead.

Meet some of our care professional tutors in the expert tutor profiles.

Industry Standard Facilities

Our students have access to real working environments and move into their chosen field with practical experience in live settings including a specialist Clinical Skills Centre, offering clinical simulations which mirror hospital settings.

Browse our facilities gallery to find out more.

Excellence in Partnerships and Employer Engagement

Our students engage with leading companies providing excellent opportunities to deliver work in industry, read more about projects in the last few years here...

Our Expert Social Care Tutors

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Kendra Chant
Head of Health & Social Care
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Tim Ablett
Health & Social Care Professional
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Chris Kennedy
Health & Social Care Professional
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Wendy Askam
Health & Social Care Professional

Explore Our Facilities

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Excellent Learning Facilities
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Clinical Skills Centre

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

Our Centre of Excellence offers exceptionally talented students a Scholarship worth up to £2,000*.

The scholarship is designed to help students reach their full potential. Students can use the fund towards the cost of equipment and travel.

Details on how to apply for the Scholarship will be available at your College interview.