Social Care (Level 5) (Fast Track)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland 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.

You will study a range of social care units that incorporate the Core Care subjects, core skills and other relevant care subjects.

These will include:

Understanding mental health issues; Social influences; Working in health and social care; Coping strategies and building resilience; Needs of the older person.

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

18 weeks


Social Care and Counselling

SCQF Level