Prepare to Work in Health and Social Care (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5
This programme is designed to lead directly from College to employment or to gain sufficient qualifications which will lead to a level 6 programme in this area the following year. It aims to prepare you for a career in Health and Social Care in by providing some practical work in our Care Hub and some theory work.
You will be attending the majority of your theory lessons live online through Teams and you will be given the opportunity to develop your practical skills in our Care Hub flat.
It is likely you will be attending lessons face to face one day and online live lessons the second day.
You must be able to cope physically and mentally with the demands of this level of study. You should be a caring, reliable and compassionate person with exemplary behaviour.
You must be able to attend and engage 100% of the time online and face to face. Any future employers would expect a certain standard of behaviour and engagement in work – and we need you to demonstrate at all times that you are suitable for working in the care sector in the future.
You must be reliable and physically and mentally capable of supporting others.
You must have five full awards at N4 level including English and Maths
Those who have not got the academic entry criteria must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of writing at the right level in the Supporting Information questions, and by performing well at interview.
Information and Interview Session Requirements
We may contact you by phone if we have further questions.
Skills for Work Health Sector at National 5
Prevention of Infection
Observation of practical, reflection on practice, essays, closed book assessments
This programme is intended for you to progress to work in the sector or study further you may be able to apply for the SCQF level 6 Health and Social Care Theory programme.
Working in the health and social care sector.
Additional funding information
You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course. Please contact a member of the funding team for details.
If you’ve no experience so cannot easily get a job in the sector, then this course will give you the introduction to the experience and skills that you need. If you already have experience of working in care but want to see if you can gain the qualifications to aid academic progression then this may be the course for you.