Social & Health Care College, Herning offers the following programmes

Basis Courses

All vocational training courses start with an introductory course.

Social & Health Care College, Herning offers the opening Care, Health and Education, which leads to an education in quality of life.

The students are strengthened in taking the first step in their further education and will be able to make an informed choice between continuing with the social and health care line or the educational assistant line – or going to a vocational college with other lines.

The different introductory courses
Introductory Course 1 allows the student to have experience of working with people of all ages and in all phases of life, and Introductory Course 2 is aimed at a main programme.
The two introductory courses each take 20 weeks.

  

Introductory Course 1

For students who have finished primary and lower secondary school within the previous 14 months.

The student learns about working with people’s everyday lives and the different challenges one faces in different phases of life. The student comes to terms with his or her educational options and takes the first steps towards a vocational training programme.

The student is likely to thrive in Introductory Course 1 if he/she would like a workday with a sense of belonging to a close-knit team, practical activities and focus on working with other people’s daily lives and quality of life.

Introductory Course 2 SOSU

In Introductory Course 2 SOSU, the student aims his or her education towards the health and health care area. Through tuition and practical activities, the student learns about working with people’s daily lives and the different challenges one faces in different phases of life. 

Introductory Course 2 SOSU is a preparatory course for the social and health care education.

The student is likely to thrive in Introductory course 2 SOSU if he/she wants to work with people in all phases of life and of all ages, and to become a competent health care person who works with e.g. hygiene, health, communication and living conditions for the elderly, sick and disabled.

Introductory Course 2 PA

In Introductory Course 2 PA, the student targets his or her education towards the educational area.

Through tuition and practical activities, the student learns about working with children and young people. Introductory Course 2 PA is a preparatory course for the educational assistant education.

The student is likely to thrive in Introductory Course 2 PA if he/she wants to work with children, young people and people with special needs in e.g. a day care centre or a 24-hour care centre, and if the student is interested in other people’s development and in health and everyday education.

  

Main programmes

In order to commence the main programme, the student must have a training agreement with an employer. Most of our students work for the municipal or regional authorities – and a number of students work for private enterprises.

The social and health care educations train students to make a difference for other people who are in a situation where they cannot act for themselves. The student receives pay during the education and is sure of having good possibilities of further training if he or she wants to perfect his or her skills later in life. 

During the education, the student learns to work professionally with other people and learns about relations, education and activities that promote development.   

  

Social and health care worker

Student social and health care workers provide professional care and practical assistance to citizens in the municipalities from a rehabilitating point of view. It is the student’s task to structure the citizen’s everyday life, and the student is often a person who has regular dealings in the lives of elderly people. The student works with early detection, nutrition and dementia and with relatives of people with degenerative mental disease, etc.

The social and health care assistant

Student social and health care assistants work with professional, holistic nursing and rehabilitation. The work is carried out in collaboration with citizens and patients with basic needs in a cross-professional and cross-sectoral partnership in the near and interconnected health service. The student meets the citizens in the interconnected patient programme, and he or she must coordinate and ensure cohesion between hospital and home. The student provides nursing on the basis of clinical guidelines and ensures that procedures are documented correctly. The student works with e.g. medicine, early detection, screening, and must be able to work with e.g. rehabilitation and health promotion.

Educational assistant

he educational assistant education makes high demands on the student’s personal qualifications. Trained educational assistants work in a close relationship with children, young people and adults with special needs, and it is therefore crucial to have a sense of responsibility and the ability to see challenges from the perspective of other people’s situations.

During the education, the student learns to work professionally with other people and learns about relations, education and activities that promote development.