Introduction to
Child, Health & Social Care (includes Healthcare, Social Care & Childhood Practice) SCQF Level 4

Introducing you to the interpersonal skills needed to work within the care sector.


Why take this course?

This fast-track course will provide an excellent grounding in the importance of effective and efficient care in the child, health and social care industries, developing your interpersonal skills in a care context.

Completion of the course will allow entry into a related NC level 5 qualification for the 2019-2020 academic year.

What you will experience

This course will introduce you to the different areas and different people who use the services available in the health and social care sectors. It provides an important opportunity for students to develop soft skills and interpersonal skills within a care context. The course explores how critical it is to provide effective and efficient care.

You will also gain a good base knowledge of the early education and childcare sectors, developing your soft skills and interpersonal skills in a childcare context, whilst providing the opportunity to investigate a range of job roles and career opportunities.

female with childcare book

Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
23 Weeks
Subject area

Entry requirements

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



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Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
December 2018
23 Weeks
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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
Aberdeen City Campus

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

Telephone: 01224 612330

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