This course develops the skills and knowledge to enable students to progress to university degree programmes in the health sector, or clinical roles in the NHS workforce at level 3 of the NHS career framework.
The course includes:
Safe working practice for care; Therapeutic relationships: understanding behaviour; Individual pathways in professional practice; Understanding personal and professional development; Sociology for care: an introduction; Learning through practice, care and administrative practice: graded unit 1, physiology for care professionals; Essential skills for care practice and principles of professional practice; Health promotion in changing society; Healthcare policy; Communication, information communication technology, numeracy, problem solving and working with others; Practical skills, critical thinking, reflection and personal effectiveness.
2 relevant Highers including English plus National 5 Biology, or relevant Foundation Apprenticeship, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry is by 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.
Possible progression to degree level in Social Work or Community Education offered by a range of higher education institutions.
Health & Social Care