This is an exciting opportunity to be the first cohort to experience a newly developed programme in conjunction with the NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and the College. The course will involve an introduction to the broad spectrum of careers within the NHS. You will be developing a portfolio of evidence and this will include experience within an NHS setting, as well as some experience in our state of the art care hub.
The course will be delivered on a Tuesday Morning and Thursday afternoon. 100% attendance is expected and you must be intending to stay on at school for the full year.
Placement is likely to be for a full week at a time. You will undergo a criminal record check prior to being out on placement and join a scheme called Protecting Vulnerable Groups.
We are hoping that our partnership working with the NHS will mean an interview for you for appropriate vacancies which may arise within the NHS.
This is not an SQA Qualification so will not appear alongside your SQA certificates – it is a certificate which is SCQF rated, and the learning materials have been developed by Fife College.
Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.
You should have four full National 4 level awards, one should be English.
You must be prepared to attend online and in person as required.
You must have the time on your school timetable to be able to attend and do online work.
You will have ongoing additional work to do (just like homework) outwith class time
It is a challenging course as it is a Pilot – you must participate in feedback regularly to Skills Development Scotland
Information and Interview Session Requirements
Entry is competitive. You will be judged on how well you complete the application form. Complete the application form as fully as possible, ensure you let us know what you want to do as a career in the NHS. Make sure you tell us your qualifications, and any that you are sitting this year.
You’re not guaranteed a place on the course, and may be placed on a waiting list, make sure you have an alternative choice at school just in case we cannot give you a space.
There are three units or ‘playlists’, the themes are ‘People and Places’ which is to do with care environments, ‘Community and Wellbeing’, and ‘Ideas and Exploration’. The titles are likely to change. Throughout the programme there is a lot of independent work based around development of meta-skills and your reflection on this development. Each theme has two challenges you must complete. You will be working independently and as part of a group. Much of the learning will be online, but there will be simulation in the care hub and placement within the NHS locally. The online work and placement are mandatory elements of the programme.
There will be two challenges for each unit, and ongoing reflection on metaskill development
You may seek employment directly with the NHS on completion. You may want to progress to a level 6 College Academy course the following year if you are still at school. You may want to apply for a full time programme within the college. Or you may have gained the qualifications you need to follow your career path by further study at HE level.
Multiple career choices within the care sector, the NHS or wider community
Additional funding information
Course Contact Details
Michelle Hodgson – firstname.lastname@example.org
A great chance to find out about the wide range of careers in the NHS and to gain a short placement experience with them. If you really enjoy and engage in the programme then at the end there may be the opportunity to be interviewed by NHS staff for employment opportunities.