What is special about this course?
This is essentially the same course as the NQ Health and Social Care. It aims to equip you with a thorough knowledge of human growth and development. Through theoretical study and placement, the skills required to work in health and social care settings will be enhanced. This course builds the foundations to a career in either nursing, health or social care.
This course is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and provides the skills and entry requirements you need to progress to Higher Education.
To apply for this course, you must have been out of full-time education for at least 3 years, or 5 years, if you have previously studied to Highers level. Any study done on a part-time basis will not affect your eligibility. You must demonstrate in your personal statement experience and commitment to working in this field.
All candidates are interviewed, and their core skills are assessed at this point, including English and Numeracy.
All candidates have to complete an Enhanced Disclosure (PVG) check.
Throughout the course, you will study relevant health and social care subjects such as -
- Prevention of infection
- Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
- Health Promotion
- Higher Care
- Higher Childcare and Development
- Core skills including Communication, IT and numeracy
- Higher Psychology
- Work placement to develop vocational and employability skills
The above units provide the knowledge, skills and insight required to be successful in your career as a health or social care professional. The programme will enable you to develop skills necessary for working in a wide range of social care settings.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
How long will my course last?
One academic year
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course is designed to provide you with a qualification suitable for gaining employment in a wide range of health and social care settings or degree courses at university in adult or mental health nursing. Further study options may include:
- SVQ Social Services & Healthcare
- HNC Social Care
- HNC Childhood Practice
- BA (|Hons) Health and Social Studies
- BSc(Hons) Psychology or BA(Hons) Child & Youth Studies
You may be able to join the degree course in Nursing at the University of Dundee or Stirling. Similar programmes at other Scottish universities may also be open to you.
Is there more information available online?
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