Higher SfW Health and Social Care (Course Code: C245 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Health and Social Care?

The social services workforce has grown by a massive 44% in the last ten years. This includes workers in four sub-sectors: care homes for adults, care homes for children and young people, early education and childcare, and support services.

There are around 138,000 people working in social services in Scotland, ten years ago there were 96,000. Job prospects are likely to remain good, and employment levels are set to continue to grow in both social care and health care. People are living longer and we have an ageing population.

Health and Social Care offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Health and Medicine

Social, Caring and Advisory Services

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, however you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following, or equivalent:

What will I study?

The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study:

You will learn about

Where will I take the course?

Work experience/placements

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of individual and group investigations, case studies set in health and social care settings, and various practical activities including producing a care plan.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:

Employment /Training

Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?