Health and Social Care

South Lanarkshire College


You will cover areas such as care, communication, first aid, mental health and caring for people with dementia. There is also the opportunity for a work placement on this course. You’ll gain skills and knowledge for a career in the care sector such as nursing homes, residential homes, and resource centres for people with learning disabilities. You’ll learn about who needs care, provision available and the roles and responsibilities of the care worker. You’ll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English, or National 5 Care. Interview. Reference. Entry test.

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

HNC Social Services and Care, HNC Health Care Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level