Pathways to Health and Social Care

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course gives you a good introduction to what you’ll need to know and understand to work successfully in a care practice setting. The focus is on understanding why people use care services, and developing your skills to support the health and wellbeing of others.

Content includes:

Health and social care provision; human development and behaviour; the impact of social influences on the individual; mental health concepts; Transferable essential skills; Personal development.

Throughout the course, you’ll hear from a range of guest speakers, including people from the health board, local care services and the police.

Entry Requirements

5 relevant subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry is subject to an interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a course at SCQF Level 6.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level