Health & Social Care (Social Care Route)
SCQF Level 6
Building your understanding of health and social care topics in preparation for further study at HN level or direct entry in to the workplace.
Why take this course?
The primary aim of this course is to cover the essential knowledge and skills needed to progress into employment or further study in a range of social care settings. Students will investigate who may need care intervention, why they might need it, what provision is available to them and the roles and responsibilities of a social care worker working with service users in different settings.
What you will experience
You will learn about human development and social influences, and develop a good understanding of mental health, mental illness and how to care for people with dementia. The course covers the Care Higher, and will develop your core skills. The course also includes a work placement, allowing you to gain valuable hands-on work experience.
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
At North East Scotland College
On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course(s) at North East Scotland College:
Careers in care include:
- Support 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.
Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2017. Please see below for your options.
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.
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
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
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.