Social Services and Healthcare

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


This course is aimed at those who are responsible for the care of clients in the setting. You may also be in charge of care plans and some support staff.

Promote effective communication for and about individuals; Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the working environment; Reflect on and develop your practice; Promote choice, wellbeing and the protection of all individuals

Optional Units:

Contribute to care planning and review; Support individuals to access and use services and facilities;
Contribute to planning, monitoring and reviewing the delivery of service for individuals

Entry Requirements

You must be employed as a senior practitioner or manager for a minimum of 12 hours per week
In addition, you need to have been employed for six months before the start of the course
You will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication skills at SCQF Level 7 and have relevant work experience within the care sector

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

Progression and job opportunities include registration with the Scottish Social Services Council at appropriate level

Start Date





at SCQF Level 9

Study Method

Part time (work based)

Course Length

1 year


Social Sciences

SCQF Level