Introduction to a Career in Social Care


16 May 2022


24 Jun 2022

If you love working with people of all ages and have a keen sense of compassion and empathy and love the idea of a rewarding career helping others to live their lives. This new, part time, online course will introduce you to a career in Social Care, where there are lots of employment and further training/educational opportunities. The course has been designed for those who are not yet ready to study full time. The learning materials are intended for you to work through independently at your own pace. A college tutor will provide support and encouragement to ensure your engagement with all the topics and to monitor your progress.

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Introduction to a Career in Social Care SCQF level 5


Online delivery

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however students are expected to have a keen interest and passion for the Social Care sector.

Career Prospects

At the end of the course participants will have a final online meeting with a tutor who will check their understanding of all topics covered, and support them in exploring their next steps, either into employment, or further courses of study in Social Care.

Course Content

Introduction to a Career in Social Care is a brand new six-week, part time, online tutor-supported course. 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: Introduction: What is Adult Social Care? The rewards of working in the sector and the opportunities for progression. Use of Self: Introduction to value-based care, the importance of good communication and working as part of a team. Best Practice: Duty of care, SSSC, Care Standards, safeguarding and boundaries, infection control, digital enabled care. Reflective Practice: Defining reflective practice and its importance, model for reflection, and learning from effective reflection. Next Steps: Exploring progress and career opportunities, Scottish qualification structure, employers' views, service users' views, employment, and further study opportunities.


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