Introduction to Health and Social Care

West Lothian College


This course provides a grounding for those wanting to work in the health and social care professions. It gives various options for progression, and involves classroom study and work experience.

The course includes:

Health and safety; Sociology (How social influences impact on care); Psychology (How human development and behaviour impact on care); Roles and responsibilities; Values and principles in care;
Introduction to Mental Health; Personal development units.

You will get the chance to learn about various health and social care settings.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications. 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.

Progression Routes

Education: Level 6 course within our health, social care, science and social science centre.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level