Social Services and Healthcare

Glasgow Clyde College


Langside Campus


This course is for you if you work in residential, day or home care settings and normally carry out direct caring tasks, including personal care. You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate understanding of theory, principles and practices.

You will learn: Communication; Health and Safety; Safeguarding and Wellbeing of Individuals; Developing Your Own Knowledge and Practice; Two Optional Units to be selected.

There will be on-site assessment and you will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

You must be in employment within Social Services, Social Care or Healthcare.

Your current job role must include a range of skilled, varied, primarily routine tasks for which you have some responsibility. Your job role should also include some non-routine tasks.

Progression Routes

You could progress to SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7, if you gained a care worker post with a higher level of responsibility, or to the HNC Social Care.

Start Date

Various start dates




at SCQF Level 6

Study Method

Part time (day release)

Course Length

2 years


Social Care, Counselling and Communities

SCQF Level