Introduction to Care SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course is designed for people who are interested in care work with adults and children and provides students with introductory skills and knowledge relevant to work in care environments. This course is designed to introduce training for a career in the Health and Social Care sector

Entry requirements

The College encourages open access to all its courses.

Applications are particularly welcome from people who have some experience of caring for others but this is not essential.

A genuine interest in caring for others, a willingness to learn and a positive attitude could be regarded as an entry qualification.

School leavers should have a minimum of 3 Standard grades at Level 3 or above, or 3 passes at National 4 Level


Introductory skills and knowledge relevant to work in care environments.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

Combination of online and face to face.

How long will my course last?

6 Months

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date



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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.