Health & Social Care

The health and social care sector is rapidly growing and needs dedicated professionals. At Wirral Met, you can train to become a care worker, healthcare support worker, nurse or midwife with our wide range of courses. With strong employer links with eight NHS Trusts and many private businesses, you will develop in-demand skills and experience for an incredibly rewarding career, whatever path you choose to take.


Explore our courses and progress further with a full or part-time study programme at Wirral Met’s Twelve Quays campus in Birkenhead or apply for an apprenticeship today.


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Many students progress onto jobs once they have completed their full-time study programmes, and other Level 3 students progress onto Higher Education to study towards a degree, such as the BSc (Hons) Psychology at Wirral Met College, which is validated by the University of Liverpool.


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These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Starting salaries for Care Assistants can be between £12,000 and £16,000 per year. With experience, qualifications and extra responsibilities or specialist support worker skills, Care Assistants may earn between £18,000 and £21,000 per year. Mental health nurses can earn from £21,000 to £27,000 per year, and experienced nurses working as clinical specialists or nurse team managers can earn from £25,000 to £40,000 per year.

Source: nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Health services and public health managers and directors

Up to £50,000

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Care workers and home carers

Up to £23,000

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Health professionals n.e.c.

Up to £39,000

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