You will need three relevant Standard Grades at General Level or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent.
A place on this course is subject to an interview process.
Who is this course for?
Have you ever thought about making a career in the care sector? Do you have experience of providing informal care and support? If so, then this course will be ideal for you. It is designed for people who have successfully completed an introductory care course or who have experience of caring for someone in a formal or informal capacity.
What subjects will I be studying?
Areas covered in the course will include:
Activity approaches to Care
Values and Principles in Care
Understanding Care Skills
Vocational Awareness and Development
SVQ Level 2 in Social Care
How many days will I be in college?
Normally 3 days, however you will be given your timetable when you attend your Induction Day.
How will I be assessed?
The course consists of a range of SQA Units and these will be assessed using a variety of methods. Students will be involved in both individual and group work.
The course will be delivered at SQA Intermediate 2 Level. SVQ Units will be assessed through work placement observation.
The SVQ Level 2 enables students to demonstrate their competence in a range of practical care skills, whilst on placement. All students will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.
What can I do next?
Progression on to a wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 6 or employment.
How do I fund my course?
You should apply for a Bursary. You can get a Bursary/EMA Application Pack from the Student Finance Office located in the Student Information Centre at Ayr Campus once you have been offered a place on the course.
Alternatively complete the form below and our Admissions Team will contact you.
Enquire About The Course
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