Higher Care (Course Code: C812 76)

SCQF Level 6 (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 be expected to have:

What will I study?

The course consists of three areas of study.

Values and principles

You will:

Human development and behaviour

You will:

Social influences

You will:

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment has two components totalling 130 marks:

For the project component, you will choose from a selection of briefs, and investigate the needs of an individual(s) requiring care and the services that meet these needs, and produce a report on your findings.

Both the question paper and the assignment are set and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

Study Materials

What can I go on to next?

If you complete this course successfully it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

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