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Health, Care and Science

Gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications you need to start a career in health, care or science.

Health and social care student taking a blood pressure reading

Learn from highly qualified tutors

Our tutors have professional experience and are specialists in a wide variety of health and social care areas, such as, Registered Nurse, Registered Social Worker, Ex-Police Officer, Ex Forensic Scientist and Pediatric Nursing.

Health and social care student working

Industry Links

Whether it is hearing from a range of professional guest speakers, completing industry placements, or even visiting top-class facilities, when you study with us you will be able to take advantage of our range of excellent industry links and gain practical experience in the workplace.

Our dedicated Industry Liaison Officers are there to help you find placements that are mandatory as part of the course.

Health and social care bake sale.

Community Projects

Develop your skills with community projects and social action opportunities that run throughout the year.

In our community weeks, Health and Social Care students lead the way, whether it be collecting items for disadvantaged individuals or selling items to raise money for charity.

Health and social care mock interview
Isabelle Tucker having an interview.

I feel comfortable going to the teachers with any of my problems and they help me in any way they can. I feel better equipped to go to University to study Nursing.

Isabelle Tucker
Level 3 Health and Social Care
Student in an interview.

During my work experience I have learnt a lot from my time at the care home and art centre for people with learning difficulties.  It has been great to put the theory I have learnt at College into real life situations.

Emily Archard
Level 3 Health and Social Care Year 2
Kaitlyn Burrows having an interview.

I love studying here because I find it easy to know where I am with my coursework. I get advice from my teachers on how I can progress onto the next level and write it down on my flowchart.

Kaitlyn Burrows
Level 3 Health and Social Care

How you apply for a course at EKC Ashford College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas, and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an applicant day here at EKC Ashford College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

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Career prospects

Social workers
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.