Introduction to Social Services

Edinburgh College


Midlothian Campus, Sighthill Campus


This course is designed to channel your passion for working with others and is a stepping stone towards a rewarding career in the social services industry. This course is all about starting you on your learning journey towards a professional qualification and offers a broad range of learning experiences that will fully prepare you for further study or employment.

The subjects chosen for this course are varied and current and aim to both prepare you for the modern challenges of care or community learning sectors as well as offering you a rewarding and enjoyable learning experience here at the Edinburgh College. A career in social services is a career that will impact many people’s lives. Throughout your studies, you will make links between learning and practice and by the end of the programme you will have a thorough foundation of understanding that will prepare you well for the next steps in your learning journey.

Psychology National 5; Care National 5; First Aid; Core skills including numeracy, IT and communication; Employability skills; Self-awareness: personal health and wellbeing; Health sector improving health and wellbeing; Study skills; Youth work engaging with young people.

The above units may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 4 including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant course at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Professions and Social Services

SCQF Level