What is special about this course?
The aim of the course is to qualify and prepare students for employment and/or further training within Health, Social through the development of knowledge, skills and understanding required to work in the Care sector. A degree of maturity is demanded by some of the modules and is required in many areas of care practice. For this reason the course may be of particular interest to adult returners.
You should have a minimum of three Standard Grades at 3 or above, or three passes at National 4, or have successfully achieved the Health, Social & Child Studies Intermediate 2 or Level 5 course. We are also happy to consider applications from anyone who has relevant work experience and the proven academic ability to study at level 6. You will be required to become members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (PVG).
The course consists of :
- Social Services and Healthcare Level 2 SVQ
- Core Skills
- Guidance units
- Work placement
- NPA group award
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Students will attend college 3 days a week. They will also spend two days each week for 36 weeks in a CnES agreed work placement.
The course will be delivered fulltime, 37 weeks, from September to June.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Candidates who complete the Prepare to Care Level 6 course might progress to:
- Employment in Social Care
- Employment in Health Care
- Health Social and Child Studies level 6
- Social Services Healthcare Level 3 SVQ
Is there more information available online?
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