Care Skills

Dumfries and Galloway College


Dumfries Campus


This is a newly added short full time (2 days a week for 16 weeks) programme which will help you to prepare for further study in the health and social care sector. It will provide the opportunity to investigate a range of employment opportunities in the sector alongside looking at the skills required to work in the sector.

Course content:

Skills for working in the Health Sector; The cardiovascular System; Life Sciences Industry; Improving Health and Wellbeing; Working in Non-Clinical Roles; Work on NHS Turas online portfolio.

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

Full time

Course Length

16 weeks


Health and Social Studies

SCQF Level