Care and Administrative Practice

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Cumbernauld Campus, Coatbridge Campus


This course provides you with a recognised entry qualification for nurse training and other professions allied to medicine. The course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the health care sector. You will be expected to attend a practical placement within the health sector, which will enable you to apply your learning to the practice setting.

Units delivered on the course include:

Physiology; Therapeutic Relationships; Sociology; Safe Working Practice; Essential skills for Practice; and a Graded Unit. You will have a practice placement within an acute /non acute setting 2 days per week throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare; or NQ Health and Social Care (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.

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.

You will immunised in line with Occupational Health's recommendation and you will require an Fit note issued by Occupational Health.

Progression Routes

After successful completion of the course you can progress on to a number of health related degree programmes as well as the Diploma year of BA Education and Social Services.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Care and Social Services

SCQF Level


Career Area

Health and Medicine

Career Sectors

Alternative Medicine

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