Science and healthcare impacts all aspects of everyday life and is essential to on-going research and human welfare. Courses in this area teach the skills required to pursue a variety of health and science-related careers.

Careers in health, social care and science-related fields are thriving and there is an ever-growing need for well-qualified staff in hospitals, care homes, day nurseries and primary schools.

Many people get great satisfaction from helping others and knowing they have made a difference to their lives, or through understanding the world from a scientific perspective to push boundaries and create new knowledge.

To succeed in a career in this area you need to exhibit the key skills of respect, empathy, reliability, discretion, resilience, be adaptable and have strong attention to detail; these attributes will all be developed during the training you receive.

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Full Time Courses

Our full time courses enable you to learn underpinning theory and put this into practice through work experience and work placements.

The qualifications we offer provides a range of skills which could enable you to progress directly to work within the health and science industries.

Past students have gone on to university to study at degree level in areas such as criminology, research, social work, nursing, teaching or occupational therapy. Many have also progressed to apprenticeships in the health and science sectors and various care settings or entered employment directly.

Our full time courses provide:

  • Teaching from highly qualified and professionally experienced tutors
  • Great links with local employers for industry placement opportunities in care homes, day care centres, hospitals and laboratories
  • Insights from guest speakers who offer introductions to career pathways in the sector
  • Excellent job prospects

Course Facilities

You will study in our bright, contemporary laboratories and learning spaces with daily access to industry-standard equipment for both healthcare and scientific training, including:

  • Modern laboratories equipped with excellent equipment including finger printing and forgery detection apparatus and microbiological facilities
  • Newly built outdoor classroom
  • Large classrooms with state-of-the-art IT equipment
  • Professional Development Centre for adult learners

Career Options

Our courses will prepare you for careers in a range allied health or social care settings, laboratories or commercial organisations, with roles including:

  • Healthcare Support Worker
  • Adult Care Worker
  • Lab Technician
  • Nurse (mental health, adult and children)
  • Midwife
  • Podiatrist
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Support Worker for Adults with Learning Disabilities
  • Operating Department Practitioner (ODP)
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher

An apprenticeship in Healthcare provides you with the best possible training to equip you with skills that are in high demand. You will have a full time job and earn a wage, while also attending College, usually for a day a week, in order to gain a nationally recognised qualification and essential competencies.

Apprenticeship training is the ideal way to gain experience, apply your skills and make a difference to the lives of others. Whether you are already working in the industry and want to progress, or are looking to take your first step on the ladder, we offer a range of apprenticeship opportunities at a variety of levels.

Your Campus: Bishopsfield Road

Re-developed in September 2015, Fareham’s BRC campus provides an outstanding learning environment for the 2,000 learners based at the main site. With £16 million of investment, Fareham’s students have access to transforming facilities and the latest technologies and curriculum-based equipment to support some of the best technical and professional teaching in Hampshire.

There are plenty of light, bright and inspirational spaces, both inside and out, where you can relax in between lessons, meet with friends, have a bite to eat or get ahead with some private study. As a student at Fareham College, our creative learning environment will provide an excellent route to your future career, university or further training.

Trips & Visits

Students studying on these courses get involved in a range of different enrichment activities, all designed to provide additional practical experience. These include a ‘Helping Each Other’ group, Dementia Café experience, the opportunity to become a dementia friend, visits to local universities and regular engagement with employers.

There are also trips to laboratories, forensics departments and university research departments, with guest speakers regularly attending and delivering talks.

Part Time Study

If you are looking for a career that involves helping others, or are currently working in the healthcare industry, our flexible and varied part time courses for adult learners will help you gain the qualifications needed for range of roles in the sector, or progress to higher education.