SCQF Level 5
Health Professions & Social Services

Course Overview

If you are considering a career in Social Services this is the course for you.

You will get the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including mental health, health and safety, employability skills and self-awareness. You will also have the chance to brush up your ICT and Communication skills.

What You Will Learn

  • Health and Safety for Care
  • Practical Skills for Employment
  • Personal Development and Self Awareness
  • Employability Skills
  • Understanding mental health
  • Coping strategies and building resilience
  • ICT
  • Communication

Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal entry requirements but you should feel comfortable working at SCQF level 4 and have good communication skills as you are preparing to work with a wide range of people
English Proficiency Requirements
  • 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Essays
  • Case Studies

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to the college to find out more about the course
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • If you enjoy the course and pass all the units you could progress to Level 6 Social Services course or Working with Communities course or another Level 6 college course
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities

  • Support Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Youth Worker

Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 3
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 26/06/2020
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