Hear what our students have to say about our Health and Social Care courses.
About the Health and Social Care Department
The care industry requires highly trained professionals to improve the lives of individuals across the lifespan. At Glasgow Kelvin College, we provide a comprehensive and practical education to all care students.
The care courses are delivered across three campuses, having specialised care rooms at the East End and Springburn campuses. These rooms enable you to develop your practical and clinical skills in a simulated environment, preparing you for real-world scenarios you may encounter in your future career. Such hands-on experience can greatly enhance your learning and confidence.
The team of lecturers at Glasgow Kelvin College have a wealth of professional experience across various sectors within the care industry. This diverse background allows us to provide real-life examples and practical insights to you. Drawing from our experiences in social work, occupational therapy, prison service, addictions, mental health, forensics, learning disabilities and nursing, the lecturers can make the teaching more engaging and relevant. By connecting theory with practice, you can better understand how concepts are applied in real-life situations.
Overall, Glasgow Kelvin College are committed to equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to succeed in the care industry. This is an excellent opportunity for you if you are seeking a rewarding career in improving the lives of others.
About Our Courses
We offer a range of flexible options if you are interested in pursuing a career in the care industry, with most courses available part-time and full-time.
The variety of qualifications offered, starting at Level 4 and progressing to HNC and Diploma, and SSSC registered awards such as SVQ2, ensures that you can pursue qualifications that align with your career goals. This flexibility caters to those either just starting their educational journey or looking to advance existing qualifications.
The inclusion of SWAP Access courses is particularly beneficial if you have been out of education for more than five years. These courses provide a supportive pathway for re-entry into studying and offer a smooth transition to HNC or university.
Glasgow Kelvin College care team has established links with the local community, voluntary and private organisations and statutory bodies which ensure you have access to relevant work placements to further enhance your learning experience.
The opportunity to attend additional short courses such as REHISS, First Aid and Moving and Assisting provides you with valuable supplementary skills and knowledge that can boost your qualifications and make you more competitive in the job market.
Overall, the range of qualifications, flexible study options, practical focus, work placements and additional courses offered by Glasgow Kelvin College allow us to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience for those interested in the care industry.
The whole course in general was excellent. Learning new skills and being around a large group of adults all aiming to achieve the same goal was pretty cool.
The staff were great from start to finish, always there if you needed extra support.
The course has given me great confidence in the important things that are needed to become a paramedic. Learning skills like essay writing and research has been invaluable.
My favourite part of the course has been being able to push myself outside of my comfort zone in order to learn the necessary skills to move on to university. I felt I was maybe too old to start over again in a new career but since meeting lots of like-minded people it’s gave me the confidence to go for it and I’ve learned so much along the way.
The course has been instrumental in helping me gain a place at my chosen university to be able to go on to study a Paramedic Science degree and ultimately have a future career as a Paramedic in the Scottish Ambulance Service.