Health and Social Care
The importance of the growing health and social care sector is due to the growing number of people with complex health and social care needs, both in Scotland and internationally. This is reflected in the quality of teaching, training and consultancy delivered by Perth College UHI.
Courses for school pupils
|Course name||School year|
|Health Studies: The Nature of Health||S6|
|Social Services and Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeship||S5 and S6 (2 year course)|
There are an increasing number of people of all ages requiring acute and community care this means there are many opportunities to work in this sector. Roles are available across a wide range of locations including hospitals, people’s homes, schools, GP practices, care homes, prisons, workplaces, education and research institutions and community projects. Annual spending on healthcare in the UK regularly exceeds £180 billion. Salaries for a newly qualified Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, and Radiographer are around £22-23K. Senior positions such as Charge Nurses, Nurse Consultants Senior Social workers, Team Leaders Senior Physiotherapists, and Lecturers can earn from £35K-60K annually.