Healthcare professionals who undertake the PG Certificate in Health and Social Care will usually be working within the National Health Service (NHS) Career Framework. Therefore, the programme learning outcomes have been mapped against Levels 3 and 4 of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF). This will allow students employed by the NHS to identify learning to support their career progression.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 98.6% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,082 with the highest being £61,000*.
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for work, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for NHS trusts (e.g. clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, modern matrons), universities (e.g. lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, researchers) and in private practice.
Career prospects and employability
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.