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Health Professions & Social Services

Health and Social Care - Skills for Work Higher (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

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

  • 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

    • No Placement, however, employers may be involved in your course

    How the course is assessed

    • The course is assessed through SQA national assessments and projects

    Number of days per week

    • 2 afternoons per week: Tuesday & Thursday 1:30pm - 4.00pm

    Entry requirements

    • 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

    IELTS 5.5

    Progression and Articulation Routes

    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 options

    • Support work roles in health or social care

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration
    Sighthill Campus Part time 23/08/22 41 Weeks

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