Access to Social Care (Level 5)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Cardonald Campus


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.

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




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Care and Counselling

SCQF Level