Preparation for Health and Social Care

West Lothian College


This course provides a grounding for those wanting to work in the health and social care professions. It gives various options for progression, and involves classroom study and work experience.

The course includes:

Health and safety; Sociology; Psychology; Values and principles in care; Mental health award.

You will get the chance to learn about various health and social care settings.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

You can progress to SCQF Level 5 courses in Health and Social Care or other SCQF Level 5 courses at West Lothian College.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level