Riseholme College delivers world-class technical education and is in the top 5% of college’s nationally, with student achievement rates more than 6.5% higher than the national average.

This means that if you want a successful career within the Childcare and Health & Social Care industries, then studying at Riseholme College could help you achieve goals. 

We’re proud to say that 95% of Riseholme College’s students go into work or further study after completing their course. (2021-21 Further Education Student Exit Survey)

Our tutors are experts in their field and are passionate about what they teach. Nicolle Mitchell Curriculum Area Manager for General Further Education, Riseholme College said;

“If you’re thinking about a career in Health and Social Care Riseholme College has some great opportunities to help you get there. Not only do we have great facilities, we also have fantastic links with local employers, enabling our students to gain that valuable, hands on work experience which helps them into routes of employment at the end of their studies. We offer a selection of courses offered at different levels to suit you, and our specialist tutors will support you through your learning experience with us."


There is so much opportunity – let’s take a look at some career insights….

Job: Primary School Teacher

Job: Nursing Assistants

Job: Social worker

Average Salary: £31,807 Average Salary: £18,250 Average Salary: £35,979
Average weekly hours: 28 hours Average weekly hours: 31 hours Average pay/week: 36 hours

Pay increase since 2017: 2.5%


Pay increase since 2017: 2.8%


Pay increase since 2017: 2.5%


So, what makes Childcare and Health & Social Care at Riseholme College the right choice to help you develop your careers? Let’s find out…


Career focused courses

At college level, a broad range of Childcare and Health & Social Care related skills are studied, as well as gaining practical experience that are relevant to real working environments. In fact, if you choose to study the Education and Childcare T Level you would spend 80% in the classroom environment and 20% on a 45-day meaningful industry placement. 

Whether you want to start your career as a care worker, nursery assistant, social worker or in the hospital setting, Riseholme can help you develop the essential skills to start your journey. 

Riseholme offers different levels of qualifications in Childcare and Health & Social Care:

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Education and Childcare T Level

Find out more about our courses HERE.


Industry partnerships

All of our courses have been developed in partnerships with organisations in the childcare and care industries, meaning you will be fully prepared to go straight into work or to continue your studies at degree level. 

Riseholme College also has excellent links with placement providers such as local nurseries and local primary schools, giving you access to crucial work experience. 



At Riseholme College, we like to take the personal approach. You will learn as part of a small and friendly group, developing your skills across a range of study and work spaces. These include our dedicated Childcare room, which mimics what you would see in a real-life nursery, complete with a sensory corner to help with tactile development and bubble machine. 


Join us at our next Open Event

Our open events are packed full of activities designed to provide you with all the knowledge and support you need to help you on your journey to Riseholme College. At our open events you can; find out more about the course(s) you’re interested in, speak with your future tutors, take a campus tour to explore our fantastic campus, state-of-the-art facilities and fully equipped accommodation, learn about the range of support available to you and much more. Register for an upcoming open event HERE. 

Information on the College’s range of courses are available online at www.riseholme.ac.uk or by calling 01522 304600.

Learn more about our Childcare and Education T Level

Childcare and Education T Level at Riseholme College