Health Care and Social Services

National 5 Health Care and Social Services

Full-time

Available at 3 campuses

Overview


This introductory course is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in Health and Social Care. The course will develop an understanding of the principles which support professional care practice and includes knowledge of inter relationship of human behaviour and development as well as, social influences and values and principles which underpin care approaches and priorities to address the needs of the individual.    

A voluntary work placement may be offered as part of the course, giving you first-hand experience and encouraging you to reflect on your approach, this will stand you in good stead for a job in this field.

 

Course Information


Four National 5s at Cs and Ds or four Standard Grades at General, one of which must be English.

Relevant experience will also be considered for mature applicants.

Please note:

  • Participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.
  • Your place on the course will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check in the form of an enhanced PVG.  

You will undertake a combination of theory and practical activities including:

  • Working with Communities
  • Mental Health
  • HIV, Hep B & C Infections
  • Human Development & Behaviour.

Learners will undertake blended learning incorporating online and on campus learning for three full days per week. The college day starts at 9am and finishes at 4.15pm.

 

After successful completion of the course you can progress on to the Higher Health and Social Care options. If however you wish to gain employment, the knowledge and understanding gained during the course will support you when applying for positions.

Classes Available

Motherwell

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022

Coatbridge

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022

Cumbernauld

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022