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Health and Wellbeing

Health and social care workers support individuals to live as independently as possible. Workers support people with many aspects of their everyday living, including personal, emotional and social care.

By 2036, Greater Manchester is expected to see a 75% increase in the proportion of the population who are over 75 compared to 2011. Health professionals being in two of the top five occupations with highest forecast growth (2017-2027).

Health and social care students removing patient from bed

Common tasks in this industry

  • Conduct medical education relevant to specialism and provide team leadership and supervision
  • Provide high level support within surgical teams before, during and after surgery
  • Provide expert technical and technological support in the delivery of critical care
  • Provide personal care, administer medication and monitor health and wellbeing
  • Maintaining records and reporting on patient health
  • Provide prosthetic devices to patients and advise on rehabilitation
Medical student
Dental student

Routes of entry

  • Level 4 or 5 qualifications – HNCs and HNDs or Foundation Degree
  • Higher apprenticeships (Level 4 and 5)
  • Degree apprenticeships
  • An accredited university degree or equivalent qualification
  • Training through a professional body