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PREPARING TO WORK IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SCQF LEVEL 5

  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time

PREPARING TO WORK IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SCQF LEVEL 5

Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email choosecollege@west-lothian.ac.uk if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

This course is a stepping stone to your career in care. If you are interested in developing the knowledge and skills needed for working in the health and social care professions then this course will give you the preparation needed to either secure employment or progress onto a relevant Level 6 course at college. You will learn the importance of care, compassion and kindness and how to develop your existing skills to support others. 

Read about Nicola Boyd's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Social influences
    • Human development and behaviour
    • Social services in Scotland 
    • Mental health issues
    • Volunteer award 
    • Communication, numeracy and IT

Why choose this course

You will develop employability skills through volunteering.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 4 or Intermediate 1 qualifications, one of which must be English, or equivalent
  • Supporting statement
  • You must be eligible to join the PVG scheme and must not be barred or under consideration for listing (criminal record check). 
  • It is essential you are able to support others

We may consider application from people who do not have these qualifications.

Please note this course is to prepare you for a career in health and social care

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: NC health and social care level 6 or other NQ higher-level courses within West Lothian College.

    Employment: Progression route to careers in social services, social work, community work. 

     

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for interview, plan to be in college for around two hours. 

Please bring evidence of qualifications already gained and a pre-prepared personal statement (maximum of 200 words) which includes: 

The interview involves: 

  • Individual discussion 
  • Group discussion 


Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.