NPA Social Services & Healthcare SCQF 6


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This NPA develops knowledge and understanding of the care sector; practical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; problem solving and planning capabilities; skills for working with others; and organisational and communication skills.


Level SCQF 6

Delivery Blended | Friday

Location Brightspace

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

Throughout the course, you will study:

  • Social services in Scotland,
  • Communication in care relationships,
  • Safeguarding people,
  • Safe practice and wellbeing in social services,
  • Human development and social influences.

Where you can go... 

After the one year NPA programme, candidates can continue to the full Foundation Apprenticeship where they will complete the SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare and engage with local employers on placement. 


Entry requirements

The NPA is suitable for learners who have not previously studied aspects of care or healthcare or had practical experience in this sector, as well as those who have already gained some experience. Learners may benefit from previous relevant learning such as National 5 or an equivalent level.  Demonstration of experience in this sector will be considered and each application will be considered on a case by case basis supported by a satisfactory interview and reference.  Pupils will undertake PVG check as part of the entry requirements.