• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Health and Social Care
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This course is for those wanting to make a start in the health and social care profession. and will allow you to progress on to HNC study.You will cover areas such as care, communication, first aid, mental health and caring for people with dementia. There is also the opportunity for a work placement.

SCQF Level 6

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in health and social care. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll gain skills and knowledge for a career in the care sector such as nursing homes, residential homes, and resource centres for people with learning disabilities. You'll learn about who needs care, provision available and the roles and responsibilities of the care worker. You'll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

Next step course options

  • HNC Social Services and Care
  • HNC Health Care Practice

How will I be assessed?

Closed and open book assessments, practical assessment on placement, presentations, academic posters.

Why should I choose this course?

There are many job opportunities within health and social care.

This course will give you the knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in the sector. You'll be taught by experienced staff, and have the chance of a work placement with an organisation such as Older and Active, South Lanarkshire Council, private care homes and in the charitable sector. This is a popular course, so we encourage you to apply early.

Where can this course lead?

This course is suitable for those considering a career in a health and social care environment.

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following:

  • three National 5 awards or three Standard Grades at Credit level 1 or 2, one of which must be English or
  • successful completion of Intermediate 2 or National 5 care programme
  • over 16 at the start of the course
  • one satisfactory reference
  • successful performance on entry test
  • Disclosure Scotland PVG check 
  • acceptance may depend on interview

What are the interview arrangements?

One to one interview, written task and professional reference, PVG check.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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