Social Services

West Lothian College


This course is for those who want a career as a senior care worker within a social care setting or to progress to University for social work or community education.

The course includes:

Care in contemporary society; Leadership; Health, wellbeing and safeguarding; Lifespan development
Theoretical approaches; Promoting health, safety and security in the work setting; Developing practice through reflection and learning; Promoting effective communication; Care practice.

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers including English, or relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or Route to Social Service Professions (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry is by 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

Possible progression to degree level in Social Work or Community Education offered by a range of higher education institutions.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level