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Social Services

Lews Castle College UHI

Venues

Lews Castle College Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

This is a nationally recognised qualification and a valued award for people who want to work in a variety of social service settings, supporting individuals with varying needs.

You will gain an understanding of the values and principles of social services and learn how to integrate those values with necessary skills and knowledge, including the importance of anti-discriminatory practice in line with the National Care Standards and Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice.

Successful completion of the award will enable you to gain access to employment within a social service setting.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English, or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare, or relevant course at SCQF Level 6. You should also have experience in a social service setting or similar work, either in a voluntary capacity or as an informal carer. You may also be required to attend for interview.

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

BA (Hons) Health Studies, BA (Hons) Social Science, BSc (Hons) Psychology, BA (Hons) Sociology and Criminology

Start Date

September

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years

Department

Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level

7