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.
One supportive reference is required.
All applicants will be interviewed and you may be asked to sit a Core Skills test after your interview to determine that you meet the required level to be successful on this course.
Who is this course for?
As a Social Care Worker you could work in the community for a voluntary organisation or charity, in the private sector or with a local authority social work department.
If you think working in a residential care home for children or adults or working with people who have alcohol or drug problems is the right career path for you, then this course would be an excellent starting point.
Typical job opportunities include Care Workers, Support Workers and Care Assistants, but there are many more.
What subjects will I be studying?
As the course progresses you will study the following subjects:
Psychology for Care
Sociology for Care
Values and Principles
Families in Modern Society
Mental Health Issues
Understanding the Needs of the Older Person
Accident and Emergency Procedures
Candidates are encouraged to develop care work experience and assistance will be provided for this purpose.
How many days will I be in college?
Normally 3 days, and you will be given your timetable when you attend your Induction Day.
How will I be assessed?
You will have continuous class based assessments and home based assignments throughout the course. There are also opportunities to achieve an externally assessed exam and an externally assessed project.
What can I do next?
If you successfully pass this course you may be considered for the NC Higher Social Care course.
This will depend on your results and positive feedback from your lecturers.
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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