The Health and Social Care, Counselling and Nursing sectors have always been popular with those who want to work within the changing environment of today’s modern health care service. Working in this sector, whether in the NHS or in private settings, you will help to improve the lives of others through care, support and education - nothing could be more fulfilling.

At CONEL, we have a large and successful provision for those who wish to be a part of this caring community. Our health and social care courses give you real experience in the health industry, caring for those in need - including the elderly and vulnerable - in a variety of settings. Additionally, you'll gain a thorough understanding of equality, diversity, inclusion, healthcare legislation, and health and safety.

All courses include work experience, with employers such as North Middlesex University Hospital, and opportunities for you to practice in a realistic working environment within the college. Our dedicated team of tutors will guide and support you through the learning process and offer expert advice on appropriate career pathways.

The health sector, including the NHS, is changing rapidly and offers a wide range of employment opportunities. London salaries vary but as a guide, you could expect to earn £24,523 for a Child and Early Years Officer, £41,205 as a Social Worker and £39,083 as an experienced Nurse.

Career options at a glance include:

  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Speech Therapist
  • Sociologist
  • Criminal Scientist
  • Housing Officer
  • NHS Officer
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiologist

We also run a range of free short courses to help you gain new skills and decide if studying in this area is for you.


  • Social Work - Access to Higher Education Diploma
    Social Work - Access to Higher Education Diploma

    If you would like to study Social Work at university but left school without the qualifications you need, then this Access to HE course could be for you. Each year, over 20,000 Access to HE students apply for a degree course at a UK university; if you go onto complete a relevant degree at university, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off by Student Finance England.

    Location: Tottenham Green Centre Start Date: 13 September 2021 Duration: 1 Year
    Suitable for: Adult Learners
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