Health Care

The Health and Social Care sector contains pretty much any role you can think of, and loads of fun ones that you’ve probably never thought of!

Health Care is the treatment, control or prevention of a disease, illness, injury or disability, and the care or aftercare of a person with these needs.
The NHS is the largest employer in the UK and it employs 31,000 people in Leicester and Leicestershire in over 350 different job roles. Across Leicestershire advertised job vacancies this is the top employer for job numbers advertised.
UK qualifications are recognised internationally.
The health and social care sector has a skills shortage, which means that they need more young people to train in key roles including:
  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Sonographers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Radiographers


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World of Work Leicester and Leicestershire | LLEP
Sector profile: Health and Social Care (
Health and Social Care isn’t a static career. Meaning there is plenty of opportunity to progress, train and move roles with more experience and more skills.

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What you'll need

Skills needs in the sector are varied, ranging from highly-technical skills to oversee increasingly advanced, technology-led diagnosis and treatments as well as softer, social and care-oriented skills to manage and attend to an aging population.

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Healthcare Jobs

Red – Formal qualifications required – GCSEs Grades 4-9, Level 3 qualifications, A levels or Degree

Amber – Some formal qualifications may be required at Level 2 depending on the employer this will vary depending on the organisation and position

Green – No formal qualification required