HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (SCHOOLS) SFW @ SCQF LEVEL 6

Introduction

This is a challenging theory-based course where a considerable proportion of your learning is online.  The course will help you develop an understanding of the skills, principles and qualities needed to work in the sector as well as legislation and protection issues, alongside supporting and enabling people to live independent lives. You should be interested in health and social care and planning a career in that sector.

You will need to be an organised and independent learner who can work with minimum direction as the Reablement unit is entirely online.  For the Skills for Work Health and Social Care award you will be mostly learning online lessons and for a little of that time you will be participating in simulated practice and role play in our state of the art Care Hub.

Location:

Dumfries

Duration

Online attendance and in person when necessary is expected 100% of the time.  You must be able to fit this in your timetable as an equal priority with school subjects.

Entry Requirements

You must be a school student from a school who is participating in our College Academy offering.

You must have four National 5 awards at C or above including English.

You must be in 5th or 6th year at your school

You should fill in the application online as well as you possibly can

Your personal statement should be no less than 250 words

You should be interested in a future career in health and social care.  You should be a keen reader and writer and prepared to spend additional study time out-with class time.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an interview. It is important you prepare well for this.  During the interview you will be asked questions about your career aspirations, and why you want to be on this particular course.   You must also be prepared to discuss the following: 'We have an aging population in our region, the best support we can offer is to help people to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.'
This interview may be held via Teams or phone or face to face

Course Content

Reablement, biology, disease process, legislation and policy, values and principles, protection and safeguarding, skills for employment

The content is subject to change

Assessments

Essays, open book assignments, practical observation, reflective accounts

Progression

Learners may wish to progress to one of our full -time college programmes such as Health and Social Care Theory at SCQF6, or if they meet additional entry requirements, they may be looking at our range of HNC qualifications. Learners may also want a career in home care, or support services.

Career Prospects

Study in College (full time), home care worker, STARS team, care home worker, health care support worker.

Additional funding information

N/A

Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson email hodgsonm@dumgal.ac.uk

Selling Points

Reablement at SCQF level 6, is a qualification recommended for Health Care Support Workers.
The Skills for Work Qualification allows candidates to research the wide range of career opportunities in health and social care, and to understand the skills and qualities needed.