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Access to Social Care (Level 5)

Glasgow Clyde College

Venues

Anniesland Campus, Cardonald Campus

Content

This introduction level course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in social care as a Care Assistant or Support Worker, or to continue your studies on to the NQ Social Care (Level 6) course. The course covers various aspects of the caring role with a range of service users.

Content:
Maintaining safety in a care setting; Understanding mental health issues; Social influences; Understanding the needs of the older person; Information and communication technology; Communication; Coping strategies and building resilience; Skills for college and work; Healthy eating in a care setting; Working with individuals with additional support needs; Understanding loss and grief;
Working in health and social care settings; Human development and behaviour; Values and principles; Recognise, respond and report abuse in a care setting.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4. Applications will also be considered from those without formal qualifications but with relevant experience. Applications will be considered by personal statement, interview and a suitable supporting reference.

Progression Routes

NQ Social Care (Level 6) or employment in the care sector.

Start Date

August

Qualification

NQ

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Social Care and Counselling

SCQF Level

5