This starter course is ideal if you are returning to study or if you are leaving school and have no previous experience in studying or working in Care.
It is also a progression route from the National 4 Care programme.
When completing your personal statement please follow the guidelines closely
What you will learn
Course topics include:
- Values and Principles in Care
- Human development and behaviour
- Social influences
- Introduction to mental health
- National 5 Skills for work in health
- Core Skills such as Communications, IT and Numeracy
- Students must have completed the National 4 Care qualification or equivalent such as 3 national 4 qualifications.
- English / communications at National 4 is also required
For this course, if English is not your first language
- you need to have SQA ESOL National 5 (or equivalent)
- If you do not have a formal ESOL qualification but your language skills meet this level, you should apply for your course and then contact our Admissions team to organise an internal language assessment here at the College.
Previous experience in working in Care may be an advantage; all applicants must demonstrate the personal values and qualities that are suited to Care work.
Candidates with no formal qualifications, but who have experience, are also invited to apply as you will be assessed through the recruitment process by interview based on your personal statement
You need to provide a comprehensive personal statement with your application which MUST include the following:
- Why you wish to study health and social care.
- What type of care work you would like to work in.
- Describe what skills and qualities you think makes and effective care worker and why
Applicants will be assessed through their personal statement and be invited in for interview based on the personal statement as part of the recruitment process
National Certificate (NC) Health & Social Care or early education and childcare at level 6 or SVQ2 Health and Social Services.