• Health and Social Care

    Introduction to a Career in Social Care

  • Attendance

    This course is based entirely online.

    You can start at any time throughout the year.

  • Duration

    Students can work through materials at their own pace. The course runs for 6 weeks, but some may complete more quickly.

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Introduction to a Career in Social Care is a brand new six-week, part time, online tutor-supported course.

The course will introduce students to a career in Social Care, where opportunities are many and varied.

It has been designed for those who enjoy working with people, are compassionate, have a sense of fun and are seeking a new rewarding career helping others live their lives to the full.

What's Involved

Participants will be able to work through the learning materials at their own pace, extending their learning through videos and links to further information.

A college tutor will be available to provide support and encouragement to ensure participant engagement with all the topics, and to monitor progress.

The course will cover the following:

  • Theme 1 - Introduction
    What is Adult Social Care? The rewards of working in the sector and the opportunities for progression.
  • Theme 2 - Use of Self
    Introduction to value-based care, the importance of good communication and working as part of a team.
  • Theme 3 - Best Practice
    Duty of care, SSSC, Care Standards, safeguarding and boundaries, infection control, digital enabled care.
  • Theme 4 - Reflective Practice
    Defining reflective practice and its importance, model for reflection, and learning from effective reflection.
  • Theme 5 - Next Steps
    Exploring progress and career opportunities, Scottish qualification structure, employers' views, service users' views, employment, and further study opportunities.

Go Anywhere

At the end of the course participants will have a final online meeting with a tutor who will check their understanding of all topics covered, and support them in exploring their next steps, either into employment, or further courses of study in Social Care.

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