Welcome to Social and Healtcare College Western Jutland

Social and Healthcare College Western Jutland provides vocational education in the subjects of elderly care/pre-nursing and child care/pedagogy. The college is located on two sites in the towns of Herning and Holstebro and gives educational opportunities to students from the counties of Western Jutland: Herning, Holstebro, Ikast-Brande, Lemvig, Ringkøbing-Skjern, and Struer.

The college's educational programmes include

  • "Social- og sundhedshjælper" is a basic 13-months caregiver education focused on providing personal and practical help on a daily basis. Graduates mostly work in nursing homes and with health care in the home.

  • "Social- og sundhedsassistent" is a three-year pre-nursing education with subjects including psychiatry and farmacology. Graduates typically work in hospitals, nursing homes, and special care facilities. Completion of the programme also qualifies the student for bachelor level studies in nursing and social work.

  • "Pædagogisk assistent" is a three-year child carer education. The pedagogical assistent graduates work alongside and assisting kindergarten teachers (in Denmark referred to as pedagogues) and school teachers and increasingly in institutions for special needs children. Graduates also qualify for bachelor level studies in pedagogy.

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