Maths and English for a successful future

Is it for me?

Working in health and social care is one of the most important jobs in the world so you need to have a real passion for helping people. You should also have great communication skills so you can build relationships with people and earn their trust. 

Our facilities

You'll study this subject full-time at Ashington or Berwick Campus and will have access to our brand-new Health Hub and simulation ward with state-of-the-art facilities to develop real professional health care skills. 

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust,MacMillan and local care homes

97.6%

pass rate for our Health, Public Services and Care courses.

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for health and social care students including:

  • A state-of-the-art health simulation ward to develop real health professional skills. 

  • Ageing suits to simulate the function of an older person e.g. joint stiffness, reduced co-ordination etc. 

  • Nursing patient care mannequins, blood pressure monitors, pulse oximeters, various demonstration models e.g. lung digestive system, and pregnancy. 

Expert & friendly support

Why maths skills are important in the health & care sector

You will use maths skills every day in the health and care sector to:

  • read information from medical equipment
  • administer medicines and treatments
  • record health results
  • interpret information
  • identify trends and patterns in vital signs
  • manage budgets.

A lack of maths skills could have serious consequences in the health care industry and result in compromised care, claims and damage to reputation.

Why English skills are important in the health & care sector

You will use English skills every day in the health and care sector to:

  • communicate effectively
  • reassure patients
  • explain tests and treatments
  • get to know patients and how they are feeling
  • communicate with family and members of the public
  • share patient information.

A lack of English skills could have serious consequences in the health care industry and result in compromised care, claims and damage to reputation.

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