Care (National 4)

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Cumbernauld Campus, Coatbridge Campus


This course supports students to understand why individuals use care services. It will develop knowledge, values and attributes required of a student studying at this level to actively support the health and wellbeing of others. Furthermore, it will develop a skills set to enable students to work in contemporary care practice in the field of health and social care. The course has been purposefully designed to engage students in active learning as they investigate care issues and topics relevant to this profession.


You will learn a variety of care subjects including:

Values and Principles; Social Influences; Human Development Behaviour; Understanding Mental Health Issues; Influences on Mental Health and Wellbeing; Coping Strategies and Building Resilience.

Entry Requirements

Students should be working at a minimum of National 4.

Progression Routes

Certificate in Health and Social Care

Start Date



National 4

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Healthcare and Social Services

SCQF Level