Care & Education

Welcome to Care & Education

We hope that you can get a real sense of what studying in our department is like by traveling around our virtual 3D tours and dropping in to our online chat rooms (during virtual open events only).

Tour Virtual Campus

Chat Live

PLEASE NOTE: Our online chat rooms will only be available during our Virtual Open Events.

Why choose Care and Education?

As a caring individual, it is vitally important that you have the necessary qualifications to play a role in shaping the lives of others.

You will thrive in a supportive environment while being encouraged to develop a wide range of relevant skills.

With excellent links within Cornwall’s NHS and a range of local employers, we will help you gain the skills you need to benefit society, helping others through support and education and being able to fulfil the growing demand for high-quality, caring professionals.

Alongside specialist knowledge, communication and organisation, you will develop your empathy and compassion to excel in a rewarding career.

Hear from students studying these courses here.

Tour the Virtual Campus

Visit our Care and Education departments in Temple building to discover where you'll be learning.

Health & Social Care


Chat live to our lecturers in our online chat rooms

To visit an online chat room, click on the 'Visit Room' button next to the list of courses below.

When you enter an online chat room, please let the team know what course you are interested in and someone will reply as soon as possible.

Using a mobile or tablet device?
To access the live online chat from a mobile or a tablet device, you will need to have installed and opened the free Microsoft Teams App from your phone’s App store before entering a chat room. Alternatively, you can access the room from a desktop computer by choosing the ‘watch on web instead’ option when the new browser window opens.

PLEASE NOTE: Our online chat rooms will only be available during our Virtual Open Events.

Health & Social Care / Childcare

L3 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

L3 Health & Social Care (Health Studies) Diploma

L3 Health & Social Care Diploma (Social Care) Diploma

Education & Early Years T Level

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Level 3 Health & Social Care Diploma

A career in Health & Social Care is challenging, rewarding, interesting and exciting, requiring you to have a variety of skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed. Whether you choose to study Health Studies or Social Care, these courses will provide you with a broad scientific base and an opportunity to study health and social care issues.

Level 3 Health & Social Care (Health Studies) course information
Level 3 Health & Social Care (Social Care) course information
Extended Certificate Health & Social Care course information

Education & Early Years T Level

If you have an interest in education and early years, then this T Level may be the right course for you. In addition to your college studies, you will undertake a placement within a childcare/education setting for a minimum of 45 days.

Education & Early Years T Level course information

Jobs in this sector

Take a look at progression opportunities including higher education study options, careers and labour market information for courses in this sector below.

Jobs in Health & Social Care
Jobs in Childcare