Care & Childcare

To work in this sector it is essential to enjoy working with and supporting people. It will be challenging but if you have good listening skills, observational skills and the ability to relate to people without being judgmental you could enjoy a variety of roles in this sector.

You could go into healthcare or youth justice services. You could help children develop social and practical skills, make sure people get the medicines they need – the possibilities are endless.

Why choose us?

Expert tutors
The vocational expertise of our teaching staff is exceptional. You will benefit from tutors who have previously enjoyed careers as nurses, health visitors, social workers, nursery nurses, care assistants, foster carers, child minders and more. This will enable you to draw on a huge range of real vocational experience and learn best practice from individuals who have incredible knowledge of the care sector.

Flexible learning
Many of our courses will allow you to progress onto higher level full-time study or combine further part-time study with employment in the care sector, giving you the chance to structure your learning to suit your individual needs.

Enrichment activities
The enrichment programme gives you the opportunity to participate in activities such as baby massage, which will give you additional skills, above and beyond what you will learn on your course. These extra-curricular events will enhance your readiness for work and student survey results state that students felt they had gained skills that would relate to their employment.

Student destinations

45% of our Care & Childcare students go straight into employment or an apprenticeship, while 43% go on to study at degree-level here at Bedford College or at colleges and universities such as The University of York, University of East Anglia and University of Essex. 

Our Health & Social Care students that chose to progress to higher education pursued degree-level study in subjects including Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography, Mental Health Nursing and Psychology with Counselling.

Source: Bedford College FE Student Destinations 2015-16

Vocational excellence
We are recognised for delivering quality vocational training in the care sector, so you can feel confident that you will leave us ready to launch a successful career in your chosen area.

Care & Childcare courses

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