If you’re interested in a career in Health and Social Care, but haven’t yet decided which path to take, then this course is ideal. It offers you a broad perspective to help you choose your next progression route.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
- A real interest in working with people
- Five relevant National 4s or equivalent including English and ideally Maths OR
a recent and relevant course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent, such as Access to Health and Social Care or Access to Early Education and Childcare
- An interview with us
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
This course gives you an understanding of what you’ll need to know to work successfully in a care practice setting.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
- You’ll explore the health and social care provision available in Scotland to meet people’s needs. You’ll investigate how needs are assessed, how care services meet these needs and positive care practice.
- You’ll look at human development and behaviour. You’ll discover how life experiences can affect people, and explore psychological theories to understand behaviour.
- You’ll learn how social influences can impact on people’s life chances, and the relevance this has for the care sector. You’ll explore what society can do to improve the life chances of individuals using care services.
- You’ll focus on certain groups, including people with mental health problems, older people and people with additional support needs (ASN). You’ll explore their specific needs and the services available to them.
- You’ll explore families in modern society, including the different types, social factors which influence them and the impact of social problems.
- You’ll also look at how to prevent the spread of infection, first aid, healthy eating and maintaining safety in a health setting.
Throughout the course, you’ll hear from a range of guest speakers, including people from the health board, local care services and early years practice.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
- Moving onto a Level 6 course such as NC Higher Health and Social Care or SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Health Care or NC Higher Working with Communities,
- Exploring your career options in the care sector.