Care Passport (National 4)

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


This course is for people who need to gain a sound academic grounding in care and childcare, or who need to build up confidence before going on to tackle a further education qualification. There is some formal assessment with the SQA on subjects covering values and principles, sociology and psychology. The course includes units in Communication, Numeracy and ICT. You will also spend part of your time in a work placement such as a playgroup or a residential unit.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 3 subjects at National 4.

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

Successful students can progress on to the Care or Child, Health and Social Care (National 5).

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Care and Education

SCQF Level