Care (Level 5)

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus, Clydebank Campus, Greenock (Waterfront) Campus


This course is for learners who have an interest in Care. The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to meet the care needs of individuals. This course gives you an understanding of what you will need to know to work successfully in a care practice setting.

You will learn about:
The needs of individuals and an awareness of the care services that can meet these needs;
The ways in which positive care practice is based on legislation, values, principles, knowledge and skills; The ways in which social influences can impact on people, and the relevance of this for care practice; Human development and behaviour; Psychological theories and sociological concepts to care issues and scenarios

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English; or Care (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.

Progression Routes

Higher Health Care; Higher Social Care; NC Early Education and Child Care

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level