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Health Professions & Social Services

Introduction to Health Services

Campus Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Introduction to Health Services is your first step towards a rewarding career as a health professional. This course will prepare you for an entry-level job in the health care sector or further study at Edinburgh College. This course will suit those looking for a career change or wanting to further their studies. Previous students on this course have gained employment in health care or progressed to Level 6 Health courses which have led to university places for nursing and allied health professions. 

What you will learn

  • Biology National 5
  • Care National 5
  • First Aid
  • Core Skills including Numeracy, IT and Communication
  • Employability Skills
  • Self-Awareness: Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Sector: Improving Health and Wellbeing
  • Study Skills

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through case study projects and SQA National Assessments. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • Four National 4s including English and Biology or relevant Level 4 full-time course  
  • If you don’t currently have Biology at SCQF Level 4 then you need to apply to an SCQF Level 4 course with Biology first before progressing onto this course 
  • If you do not have the formal entry requirements but you are an adult learner with relevant employment or life experience skills, you will be considered for entry to this course 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All applicants meeting the entry qualifications will be invited into College for an information session after which offers will be made 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • SCQF Level 6 Route to Health Professions which will give you the entry requirements to study nursing and other allied health professions at university 
  • Other relevant Level 6 course 

Career options

  • Support work roles in health or social care 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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