Introduction to Child, Health and Social Care

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This course is perfect for students who wish to consider their options prior to specialising in child, health, or social care.

Working in an early education and childcare setting or working in health and social care are both specialised fields. If you wish to pursue a career in either sector, then this introductory course will give you a thorough foundation in subjects relevant to each area and offer you the ideal platform from which you can progress.

This course will enable you to study key subjects across child, health and social care areas such as: Human Development and Behaviour, Play, Understanding Mental Health, Psychology the Individual in the Social Context, Introduction to First Aid, Essential Skills such as Communication, ICT, Employability Skills, Study skills.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 4 including English and Maths, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. 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.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Education and Childcare

SCQF Level