Health & Social Studies

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Dumfries and Galloway College is helping to train the carers of the future by offering a wide range of courses in Health and Social Studies. There are courses available to suit all learning levels for a career in this field, from Access through to HNC level. Our programme area provides in-depth knowledge and skills delivered by committed and supportive staff and we are especially proud of our links with local employers and the work placement opportunities they offer our students.

Our courses have a strong vocational emphasis and provide the opportunity to study areas such as health and social care services provision, human growth and development, creative and therapeutic activities, nutrition, human anatomy and physiology.

Many former students have established careers in a variety of disciplines including residential care, nursing and social work.

Possible Careers

  • Care Assistant
  • Care Assistant - Children
  • Care Assistant - Elderly People
  • Field Social Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Home Care Organiser
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Residential Social Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Social Worker - Mental Health
  • Advice Centre Worker
  • Careers Adviser/Officer
  • Welfare Rights Worker

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Apply to study Health & Social Studies with us. We’re currently accepting applications to join Dumfries and Galloway College this August.

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