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Introduction to Caring Services

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 3

Study mode Full time

Duration 19 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Would you like to work in Care, Childhood Practice or Health Professions? Would you like to learn more about suitable jobs in caring services? Do you want to be part of a fun and interactive course?

Then this course is for you!

Introduction to Caring Services is a nurturing course, that allows students to learn more about the different jobs in the caring sector. This is an SCQF Level 3 course, and successful applicants will be automatically granted a place on either a Childhood Practice Level 4 or Health and Social Care Level 4 course.

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and have individual support from Edinburgh College allowing you to progress professionally and academically.

What you will learn

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Digital Communication Skills
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Counselling Skills
  • Employability Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others

How the course is assessed

  • We use fun and engaging project work to assess your work.

Number of days per week

  • Three days per week.

Entry requirements

  • You will attend a brief interview where we can speak to you about your interest in the Caring sector and speak to you about any additional help or support we can offer you to help you succeed.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to meet with a member of the team to discuss your needs and the expectations of the course to ensure you will be able to commit. 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Successful completion of this course will ensure you have a guaranteed place on either a Childhood Practice Level 4 or Health and Social Care Level 4 course.

Career options

  • This course can be a route to studying Childhood Practice, Health related subjects or Health and Social Care. 
  • This is not a registerable course, but it will ensure you can move on to the next stage of learning should you wish.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 29/08/22 19 Weeks

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