HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE - SKILLS FOR WORK HIGHER (SCP)
SCQF Level 6
Health Professions & Social Services

Course Overview
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THIS COURSE IS FOR S5 & S6 PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL

This course introduces learners to the nature of health and social care work. It includes investigating the types of health and social care establishments that are available and the roles of care workers in these settings. Candidates will also be investigating the principles of good care practice and exploring what constitutes day to daycare work, for example identifying people’s needs and strengths and learning how care workers try to meet those needs through care plans.

If you require more information please contact Michelle.Caie@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

What You Will Learn
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  • Understanding and Supporting People in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Care Principles and Practice
  • Working in Health and Social Care Settings
  • Health, Safety and Protection Issues in Care Settings
  • Preparation for Work in Health and Social Care

    Placement Information
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    • No Placement, however, employers may be involved in your course
    Entry Requirements
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    • Health and Social Care National 5 or four National 5’s (including English)
    • A genuine interest in working in/studying health and social care
    • If you want to progress onto full-time health courses at SCQF Level 6 you must have a National 5 Biology or Higher Biology for HNC Care and Administrative Practice.
    English Proficiency Requirements
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    • IELTS 5.5
    How the course is assessed
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    • The course is assessed through SQA national assessments and projects
    Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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    • Applicants will be required to attend course induction sessions and participate in a selection process. You will be notified in advance of the details.
    Progression And Articulation Routes
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    If you have the required qualifications then this can lead to HNC Care and Administrative Practice or University.  N.b.  Students who wish to use this course for entry requirements for a Nursing Degree must also have Higher English and Higher Biology.

     

    Career Opportunities
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    • Support work roles in health or social care
    Number Of Days Per Week
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    • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm - 4.00pm
    Course Delivery
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    FULL TIME PART TIME EVENING OPEN LEARNING BLOCK RELEASE
    GRANTON x x x x x
    MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
    MILTON RD x x x x x
    SIGHTHILL x
    APPLY
    x x x
    OUTREACH x x x x x

    Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation


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    To apply please download an SCP application form and contact your guidance teacher who will support you through your application.





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