What is special about this course?
FORMALLY INTRODUCTION TO CARE
This course will help students make an informed choice about a future career in care. There are a variety of subjects covered within the course including: an introduction to psychology and sociology (in relation to human development and the effects of society); the study of values and principles that underpin care work; and an introduction to issues facing individuals with mental health problems. There are also more specific units such as supporting older people within the community, which look at developmental changes and supporting services available to these groups.
Students will also have the opportunity to learn about health and safety issues specific to care environments.
National 4 English or above, Standard Grade English at General Level or above plus the required level of maturity to work in a care environment.
A Protecting Vulnerable Groups check must be completed before commencing this course.
All applicants will be interviewed.
- Play in Early Education and Childcare
- Care National 4
- Healthy Eating in a Care Setting
- Health and Technology
- Crime in the Community
- Mental Health: An Introduction
- Contributing to Health and Safety in the Workplace
- Supporting Older People in the Community
Essential skills in:
- Information Technology
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
You will study through short lectures, group discussions, internet-based courses, individual exercises and personal study.
Students also have the opportunity to gain practical experience through placement within a care environment.
How long will my course last?
Full-time (one year) or part-time (two years)
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
For more information see the funding page.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Academic: You can progress on to our NC Early Education and Childcare Level 6, Access to Nursing, Higher Psychology or Access to Social Work courses. We also offer Access to Working in Social Care, which is only available to students who have successfully completed the NC Child, Health and Social Care Course.
Employment/Career: You can explore careers in care-related areas such as a care assistant. (When in employment, work-based training can be taken through us, leading to further qualifications.)
Former students have: Gained employment within the social care sector and have progressed on to access courses.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.