Social Care (Level 5)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus, Langside Campus


The Social Care sector employs roughly 1 in 13 people in Scotland. NQ Social Care (Level 5) is an introductory level course designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in social care as a Support Worker or progress NQ Social Care (Level 6). It covers many aspects of the caring role with a range of service users.

Care: Values and Principles in Care; Care: Human development; Care: Social Influences; Guidance; Understanding and Supporting People in Health and Social Care Setting; Mental Health Issues: An Introduction; Maintaining Safety in a Care Setting; Communication; Working with Individuals with Additional Support Needs; Introduction to Counselling; Steps Programme (Cardonald only); Working with Others; Recognise, Respond and Report Abuse in a Care Setting; Recognise, Respond and Report Challenging Behaviour; Social Services in Scotland: An Introduction; Understanding the Needs of the Older Person; Understanding Loss and Grief.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4. Applications will also be considered from those without formal qualifications but with relevant experience. You will be invited to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

NQ Social Care (Level 6) or employment in the care sector.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Care and Counselling

SCQF Level