THIS COURSE IS FOR S5 & S6 PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL
This course introduces learners to the nature of health and social care work. It includes investigating the types of health and social care establishments that are available and the roles of care workers in these settings. Candidates will also be investigating the principles of good care practice and exploring what constitutes day to daycare work, for example identifying people’s needs and strengths and learning how care workers try to meet those needs through care plans.
If you require more information please contact Michelle.Caie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
- Understanding and Supporting People in Health and Social Care Settings
- Care Principles and Practice
- Working in Health and Social Care Settings
- Health, Safety and Protection Issues in Care Settings
- Preparation for Work in Health and Social Care
- No Placement, however, employers may be involved in your course
- Health and Social Care National 5 or four National 5’s (including English) and a genuine interest in working in/studying health and social care. Learners who want to progress onto full time health courses at SCQF Level 6 must have National 5 Biology or Higher Biology for HNC Care and Administrative Practice.
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- The course is assessed through SQA national assessments and projects
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
- Applicants will be required to attend course induction sessions and participate in a selection process. You will be notified in advance of the details.
Progression And Articulation Routes
If you have the required qualifications then this can lead to HNC Care and Administrative Practice or University. N.b. Students who wish to use this course for entry requirements for a Nursing Degree must also have Higher English and Higher Biology.
- Support work roles in health or social care
- 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm - 4.00pm