An Introduction to a Career in Social Care

Introduction

Do you have what it takes to work in social care? 
If you think you do but don’t know an awful lot about it then this may well be the course you are looking for.  This exciting brand-new six week, part time programme is being delivered entirely online.   It is supported by an online tutor who will check your progress.  It will let you know what sort of things you can expect from a career in social care. If you enjoy working with people, have a sense of fun, and want a career that is rewarding then this course will help you understand the varied career possibilities there are in social care

Course code

OISO

Location:

Varies

Duration

This course is designed to study over six weeks, some people may complete it more quickly

Course Content

Participants will be able to work through the learning materials at their own pace, extending their learning through videos and links to further information.

A college tutor will be available to provide support and encouragement to ensure participant engagement with all the topics, and to monitor progress.

The course will cover the following:

  • Theme 1 - Introduction
    What is Adult Social Care? The rewards of working in the sector and the opportunities for progression.
  • Theme 2 - Use of Self
    Introduction to value-based care, the importance of good communication and working as part of a team.
  • Theme 3 - Best Practice
    Duty of care, SSSC, Care Standards, safeguarding and boundaries, infection control, digital enabled care.
  • Theme 4 - Reflective Practice
    Defining reflective practice and its importance, model for reflection, and learning from effective reflection.
  • Theme 5 - Next Steps
    Exploring progress and career opportunities, Scottish qualification structure, employers' views, service users' views, employment, and further study opportunities.

Progression

Employment or further courses of study in Social Care

Additional funding information

Fully Funded course for Scottish Residents only
Non-Scottish residents, can still undertake this course, however full course fee applies.

Course Contact Details

E: openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734199