Social Services

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Cardonald Campus, Langside Campus


This course is for those interested in a career in social care who may wish to undertake a formal qualification. It involves both practical and theoretical work.

You will undertake a work experience placement during the course. This course meets the criteria for Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration as a care practitioner.

Core subjects:
Care in Contemporary Leadership Starts with Me; Psychology for social care practice; Health Wellbeing and Safeguarding; Lifespan Development Theoretical Approaches; Care Practice; Social Services: Graded Unit 1.

SVQ units:
Promote Health, Safety and Security in the Work Setting; Understanding and Supporting Behaviour; Mental Health Issues in a Care Setting; Administration of Medication; Developing the Individual Within a Team; Health and Social Care: Personalisation in Practice; Health Promotion in a Changing Society; Promoting Positive Behaviour; Learning Disability: Current Policy Issues in Care; Supporting Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder; Working with Autism; Telehealthcare Response; Health and Social Care: Supervise the Protection of People; Understanding Loss and the Process of Grief; Collaborative Working; Caring for Young People in Secure Care Settings; Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs; Supporting Children.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or another English based subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview.

You must have a minimum of 120 hours of relevant experience.

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 HND or degree, or employment in the care sector.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Care, Counselling and Communities

SCQF Level