The Care Academy at Wigan UTC

Studying at The Care Academy at Wigan UTC is the perfect springboard to enter a health, caring, social work or community work- based profession. It’s a highly practical programme which involves a range of work-related projects and placements that will ensure you are well prepared to either get a job immediately or access a higher education course such as nursing, care, social work and associated professions. This pathway enables you to explore the principles of the health and social care sector from a scientific, sociological and psychological perspective.

Subject Options

There are a wide range of subjects available at the new Care Academy at Wigan UTC.

Options at Key stage 4 include:

Health and Social Care
Sport and Exercise Science
As well as traditional subjects including English, Maths, Science, Geography plus more…

Post-16 Options include:

BTEC Health & Social Care
BTEC Sport and Exercise Science
A level Biology plus more…

Extensive opportunities for work placements are available with our new health and social care partners.

You will participate in a range of enrichment activities that ensure your applications for jobs, apprenticeships and university places stands out from the competition, including sign language, first aid, Dementia awareness plus many more.

You will complete professional qualifications which will open up opportunities for work in health and social care when you are old enough. Many of our students will go on to work as health care assistants during their studies.

You will work directly with clinical educators from our university and hospital trust partners to build the practical skills, values and qualities you need for a successful future career.

Career Opportunities

Completing your studies at The Care Academy will open many opportunities for the future including careers in:

Healthcare Assistant
Social Care Assistant
Health Promotion
Public Health

University Options

Health & Social Care
Social Work
Early Years

Possible Apprenticeships

Healthcare Assistants
Early Years Assistants
Residential Care Assistants
Playwork Coordinators