Health, Care & Early Years

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A career in early years is fulfilling, enjoyable and profoundly important. There are a number of jobs available in the sector and you can make a real difference to children and their future development.

Health & Social Care

From doctors and nurses to medical secretaries and hospital care workers, health and social care is gratifying and vast. Consisting of both private and public sector organisations including dental practices, general medical & specialist medical practices, hospitals, medical nursing homes and other health activities such as psychotherapy and physiotherapy.

Great Opportunities

If you are interested in management, you could end up being your own boss, running your own nursery, with responsibility for staff, budgets and building effective relationships with parents.

A health care consultant can earn as much as £100,000 per year!

You can work for a large employer, like the NHS which has over 2 million employees, small private practices or anything in between.

What Next?

Many of our students go on to study at universities, either in a broad care context or specialising in areas such as social work, health science or nursing. You can study a range of university courses at Coleg Gwent or take the plunge into the world of work; this hugely diverse sector offers hundreds of opportunities.

What can I study, and where?

Download the fact sheet and find out where you can study each of our different Health, Care & Early Years Courses


I knew I wanted to do something with childcare and a focused coursework based subject. I like the sense of independence you get at Coleg Gwent. I have three days a week in a placement as a teaching assistant at Usk Primary School and the remaining two days in the classroom.

Ellen Rose Davies
Level 3 Childcare
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