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Health & Social Care SCQF Level 6

This course is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career in health or social care.

Overview

Why take this course?

This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to work in health care or social care environments. The course will increase your understanding of a variety of care contexts and service users in order to effectively prepare you for further study or employment. You will also investigate care intervention, and the roles of responsibilities across associated professions.

What you will experience

This course covers a broad range of subjects, providing you with an in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of care. You will cover a broad range of topics from dementia care and psychology to biology, anatomy and sociology.

Throughout the course you will develop important skills in literacy and numeracy, and the work placement will allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience in preparation for further study or employment.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Full-time
Where you can study
Duration
1 Year
Subject area
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Entry requirements

Applicants should have one Higher in addition to an appropriate SCQF level 5 course or three National 5 (grade B or above), Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level qualifications. A genuine interest in working with people and good communication skills are essential.

A clear disclosure or ability to gain membership of the PVG scheme in respect of Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults will be required prior to placement allocation.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps

Employment

  • Auxiliary
  • Carer
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Hospital Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Worker

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Availability

Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2017
1 Year
DAOCC
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.