National 4 Care (Course Code: C712 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Care?

This course helps you to develop the knowledge and skills to understand people who use care services. You will learn why people need care, and how to support their health and wellbeing. The course helps you to develop important skills such as problem-solving, communication, planning and managing tasks, and applying knowledge and understanding to care issues and scenarios.

These skills are valuable in a wide range of career sectors, including health care, social care and childcare.

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

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

You will learn about the social, physical, emotional, cognitive and cultural needs of people who use care services. And, you will learn the skills involved in understanding and explaining influences on human development and behaviour. You will also find out how social influences can affect people and the relevance of this for care practice.

The course has three compulsory units, plus an added value unit that assesses your practical skills.

Care: Values and Principles (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Care: Human Development and Behaviour (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Care: Social Influences (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Added Value Unit: Care: Investigating Services Assignment (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all the units including the Added Value Unit to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Care (National 4)