HNC Social Services
Full-time, one year.
If you’re interested in a career in social services including social work or support work, this course can get you on your way.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
A real interest in working with people
A minimum of two relevant Highers, including English and ideally National 5 Maths OR
a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent such as NC Higher Health and Social Care, NC Higher Working with Communities or SVQ Level 2 Social Services and Healthcare
An interview with us
A satisfactory reference
To become a member of the PVG scheme
If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life/work experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.
This course is highly valued by both universities and employers. It will teach you the skills, knowledge and values you’ll need to work effectively in a range of care settings.
You’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on placement in a care setting, working with the staff team. Placements cover a whole range of care services across Ayrshire from the local authority, private and voluntary sectors. They can include mental health services, residential care and homelessness projects.
Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Seeking to start your career with a role as a:
There are also other career options within both the private and public sector.