• Location



    Greenock Waterfront

  • Attendance

    Full time
    Full time
    Greenock Waterfront
    Full time

Course overview

What will I learn?

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to meet the needs of people using care services. This course gives you an understanding of what you will need to know to work successfully in a care practice setting. The course is taught using a variety of Learning & Teaching methods.

You will learn about:

  • The needs of individuals and an awareness of the care services that can meet these needs
  • The ways in which positive care practice is based on legislation, values, principles, knowledge and skills
  • The ways in which social influences can impact on people, and the relevance of this for care practice
  • Psychological theories and sociological concepts to care issues and scenarios

What qualifications do I need?

You will need three level 4 qualifications, preferably including one in English, or have successfully completed a Care course at level 4. If you do not have formal qualifications, we will ask you to demonstrate academic ability by completing a written piece of work.

For a place on the course you must:

  • Include a personal statement within your application
  • Provide one satisfactory reference
  • Attend an interview and provide proof of your qualifications
  • You must be eligible to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

You must be eligible to join the Protected Vulnerable Group (PVG) Scheme.

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course you will have the knowledge and skills needed to apply for a caring role, or you could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:

  • Higher Health Care
  • Higher Social Care
  • NC Early Education and Childcare
  • SWAP Access to Nursing (additional criteria applies)


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