Career in Social Care - Introduction: NM

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Short Course, Online

6 Weeks

Start date
May 2023
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Course overview

If you are interested in this course, please click HERE to APPLY and complete the form.

If you love working with people of all ages and have a keen sense of compassion and empathy and love the idea of a rewarding career helping others to live their lives. This new, part time, online course will introduce you to a career in Social Care, where there are lots of employment and further training/educational opportunities.

The course has been designed for those who are not yet ready to study full time. The learning materials are intended for you to work through independently at your own pace. A college tutor will provide support and encouragement to ensure your engagement with all the topics and to monitor your progress.

What you will learn

Unit 1 - What is Adult Social Care? The rewards of working in the sector and the opportunities for progression

Unit 2 - Use of Self Introduction to value-based care, the importance of good communication and working as part of a team

Unit 3 - Best Practice Duty of care, SSSC, Care Standards, safeguarding and boundaries, infection control, digital enabled care

Unit 4 - Reflective practice Defining reflective practice and its importance, model for reflection, and learning from effective reflection

Unit 5 - Next Steps Exploring progress and career opportunities, Scottish qualification structure, employers’ views, service users’ views, employment, and further study opportunities

How will I be assessed?

The course contains integrated assessments/tests of your knowledge and understanding as you work through the various units. These have been developed to be marked within the course programme and you will receive instant feedback.

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

Entry requirements

This online course will be delivered entirely online via Brightspace. Students will work through the units at their own pace within a six-week period with optional scheduled tutor support.

You must have access to a good internet connection.

Future prospects

Completion of the course will allow progression on to: NC Health and Social Care course at SCQF level 6, Access to Nursing, SWAP courses or SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 6.

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