Practical Skills in Health and Social Care

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This is a new programme designed to lead directly from College to employment and aims to prepare you for a career in Health and Social Care. It will provide the opportunity to integrate theory with practice involving practical placement with a service user group. Applicants who successfully complete this programme will gain an SVQ 2 in Health & Social Care as well as SCQF level 5 theory units.

You will be attending the majority of your theory lessons live online through Teams and you will be given the opportunity to develop your practical skills in our Care Hub flat.

It is likely you will be attending lessons face to face for a half day and one day online as well as one day on placement.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 4 including English and Maths. 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

Relevant course at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Blended learning
Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Services

SCQF Level