Social Services and Healthcare

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


This course is ideal if you are working in social services or healthcare and are involved in a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities. Your current job will be performed in a wide variety of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. You will often be responsible for the work of others and for allocating resources. Your job title may be Assistant Manager, Depute Manager or Manager.

You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your understanding of theory, principles and practices.

Content: Maintain Effective Communication Systems and Practices; Promote Health, Safety and Security; Lead Practice that Promotes the Safeguarding of Individuals; Develop Your Own Knowledge and Practice through Reflection and Learning.

Four optional units to be selected.

Entry Requirements

You must be in employment within Social Services, Social Care or Healthcare at senior level. Your current job role must include a range of complex, primarily non routine tasks for which the candidate has considerable responsibility and autonomy.

Progression Routes

The course may provide evidence or underpinning knowledge for further leadership and management qualifications.

Candidates will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a lead practitioner/Manager and must be in employment in a leadership or management role.

Start Date





at SCQF Level 9

Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


Social Care and Counselling

SCQF Level