HNC Additional Support Needs
Full time, one year
Additional Support Needs (ASN) covers many different circumstances and conditions that may require long or short term support for pupils. This can include a disability or health issue, family circumstances or social, emotional and behavioural factors. Working in an ASN role requires patience and sensitivity, as well as sometimes being firm. Although often hard work, it can also be very rewarding.
This course gives you the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need to provide safe and effective care to children and young adults with ASN.
For entry to this course you’ll need:
A real interest in working with people with ASN
A minimum of two relevant Highers, including English at Grade C or above and ideally National 5 Maths at Grade C OR
a relevant course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent such as:
NC Higher Health and Social Care
NC Higher Early Education and Childcare
SVQ Level 2 or 3 Social Services and Healthcare
SQ Social Services: Children and Young People (or equivalent)
PDA Education Support Assistance
An interview with us
A satisfactory reference
Eligible to be 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 combines studying at college with hands on sector experience. Each week you’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on a placement which supports people with ASN, such as a specialist base within a mainstream school, a specialist school or a community/social services care setting.
Here’s more on what you’ll be doing:
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
Seeking to start your career in the care sector with a role as an ASN Support Worker or Assistant within:
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