Focus On: Care

Find out all you need to know about studying Child, Health and Social Care at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Care at NESCol.

Careers

Every day will be spent making a difference to the lives of others.

Courses

Start at any level and progress to either further study or employment.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

The care industry is one that offers its personnel a great variety of work opportunities.

Whatever role you go into, and whether you work in the public or private sector, you will constantly be introduced to new environments, new people, and new challenges.

At NESCol, you can start your journey – or even progress one you have already begun – at a variety of entry levels. You will be offered work placement opportunities, access to excellent employer links, and clear progression pathways to further study.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Care at NESCol.

Sarah Jane Mckay is studying NC Early Education & Childcare (SCQF Level 6) at NESCol.

Cameron Smith studied Healthcare (SCQF Level 6) at NESCol and is now studying BSc Paramedic Practice at university.

Tiffany Burnett is studying Social Care (SCQF Level 6) at NESCol.

Julie Wiseman, owner of Playbarn Nursery and Playbarn Too talks about her career in Childcare.

Careers

People are at the heart of a career in care. Whether you are hoping to work in the child, health or social care field, every day will be spent making a difference to the lives of others.

30,100

Childcare jobs in Scotland. Up 37% by 2029.

Childcare

Childcare courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Childcare Support Worker
  • Childhood Practitioner
  • Childminder
  • Children Nursing
  • Education Support Assistant
  • Senior Childhood Practitioner
  • Nursery Manager

Healthcare

Healthcare courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Health Care Support Worker
  • Mental Health, Adult or Learning Disabilities Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Operating Department Practitioner

254,900

Healthcare jobs in Scotland. Up 5% by 2029.

167,800

Social Care jobs in Scotland. Up 5% by 2029.

Social Care

Social Care courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Social Work Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Social Care Assistant
  • Care Home Manager
  • Criminal Justice Support Worker
  • Residential Childcare Practitioner
Employment statistics from Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019.

Courses

With routes specialising in Healthcare, Social Care and Childcare, as well as some combination courses, you can start at any level and will gain the skills and experience you need to progress either in further study or into employment.

Study in Aberdeen

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Explore Care

Want to study Care but not sure which course or level to apply for? We can recommend the best course for you!

Modern Apprenticehips

Are you an employer or already employed in the Care sector?

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

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Missed the live session? Don’t worry – the team is still here to help. Fill out the form below and the team will answer your queries by email or call-back.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!