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Looking to study Health and Social Care? Find out what our current students have to say!

Are you 16-18 and thinking about starting a career in the Health, Science and Social Care sector, including Nursing or other health-related occupations such as midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy and paramedical science?

We caught up with a group of Health and Social Care students, who study at our Old Mill Lane campus, to hear about their journeys so far at Barnsley College and what they hope to achieve in their careers after College.

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Alix Brighton, a Level 2 Health and Social Care student, said: “I hope to go to university to study occupational therapy, nursing, or psychology as I want to go into a career working with people to better their lives.

“I chose the College initially as it was one of the closest to me, however through research and asking my friends, I found that it’s an incredibly supportive environment, and they would support my mental health and educational needs.

“I have had bad experiences with teachers in the past, so it is refreshing and comforting to have tutors and support staff who genuinely care.

“I have found the course really interesting, and my amazing tutors have reignited my passion for biology! I’ve really enjoyed finding out things that will be useful in my future career.”

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Michael Bradwell, who also studies Level 2 Health and Social Care, added: “I found it really easy to make friends at College, and hanging out with them is definitely my favourite part of attending.

“I chose the College because I heard extremely positive things from my family members who had previously attended– plus it is convenient for me to reach!

“I would recommend the College, especially to my Special Educational Needs (SEN) friends because of the additional learning support the College provides for those with SEN.

“After College, I want to go into a career where I can help people, either as a paramedic or a teacher.”

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Finlay Spencer, a Level 3 Health and Social Care student, commented: “I chose Barnsley College because they offered the course I wanted to study and I could easily access the campus on public transport.

“I enjoy my course because of the range of modules, including the various placements the College arrange. My placements have provided me with valuable experience and an insight into healthcare.

“After College, I plan to go to university and study Adult Nursing, because I have valuable experience from working in a care home and volunteering at Barnsley Hospital.”

Study Health and Social Care at an Outstanding College!

If you’d like to find out more about studying Health and Social Care in September 2023, contact our friendly and knowledgeable Information Team on 01226 216 123 or by emailing info@barnsley.ac.uk. They’ll be able to answer any questions you have about the course and fees or provide advice about how to enrol.

Ready to apply?

Visit the Health and Social Care course page to apply.

Last updated: 4th April 2024

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