Health and Social Care (Level 4)

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus


The aim of this course is to enable learners to understand why people use care services, and to develop the knowledge and value base required for working in contemporary care practice in settings such as health care, social care and childcare.

You'll learn about:
The skills, qualities, values and principles required by care workers and develop an understanding of what it means to work as a professional in the care sector; Factors which influence human development and behaviour; Ways in which social influences can impact on people, and the relevance this has for care practice; Health and safety in a care context including basic first aid procedures.; Factors that influence personal well-being and to make decisions that contribute to improving personal well-being.

You may have the opportunity for a volunteering or work placement as part of this course.

Entry Requirements

1 subject at National 4 preferred. Entry subject to interview, personal statement and reference.

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.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level