HNC SOCIAL SERVICES (CARE) - EVENING CLASS
An advanced social care course for learners with a commitment to a career in the social care sector.
The course incorporates 3 units from SVQ 3 Health & Social Care. The part-time course has a significant practical placement element.
What you need to qualify for entry...
- Successful completion of the NC Health and Social Care (Level 6) course inclusive of placement experience OR
- Minimum qualification level of Higher English or Communications at SCQF levels 5/6 (National 5/ Higher) with significant care work experience OR
- Applicants without formal qualifications but who have significant care experience.
- Applicants must demonstrate the personal values and qualities that are suited to Care work.
All candidates will undergo a short entry test, group interview/discussion and be required to provide two satisfactory references.
Applicants must show that they have experience of care work either as a volunteer or as an employee.
Please note that all successful applicants will be required to complete an application to join the PVG scheme.
Course topics include:
- Care in Contemporary Society,
- Leadership Starts with Me,
- Health, Wellbeing and Safeguarding,
- Lifespan Development Theoretical Approaches,
- Care Practice
- Graded Unit
- Understanding Loss and the Process of Grief
- Understanding and Supporting Behaviour
- Mental Health Issues in a Care Setting
- Plus 3 SVQ units.
Part Time / Evening
2 Academic Years
August - June.
The course may allow students to progress to further study at University, particularly degree courses in Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, Learning Disability Nursing, Social Sciences including: Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Social Policy, Social Services and Education.
The HNC Social Services is a much sought after standalone qualification which allows many students completing the course progress into paid employment in a wide range of care settings including; older adult care, day care, supporting adults and children with learning disabilities, working in the field of mental health, addiction work and working with vulnerable children and young people.
Evening Class additional info
The cost of the Evening course is £642.50 per year.
This course attracts Part-time Fee Grant (PFG) funding of around £514 per year.
To qualify for a PFG you must meet the following criteria:
- Be 16 years plus
- Earn £25000 or less
- Be a resident of Scotland for at least 3 years.
- Your application must be with SAAS no later than three months after your course starts.
There are no Fee Waivers for this course.