Social Services

South Lanarkshire College


Core units:
Promoting quality of life through dementia skilled practice; Health wellbeing and safeguarding; Mental health issues in a care setting; Care in contemporary society; Lifespan development theoretical approaches; Collaborative working; Leadership starts with me; Core practice; Graded unit 1.

SVQ units:
Promote health, safety and security in the work setting; Promote effective communication; Develop your practice through refection and learning.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English; or 1 Higher plus Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Subject to successful interview. You should be 18 at commencement of course.

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

HND Additional Support Needs or a degree in Social Services. Possible degree routes with Open University include Social Work (must be sponsored by an employer), Youth Work, Psychology.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Services and Care

SCQF Level