Introduction to a Social Care Career content

Introduction to a Social Care Career

The course will introduce you to a career in Social Care, where opportunities are many and varied. The course has been designed for those who enjoy working with people, are compassionate, have a sense of fun, and are seeking a new and rewarding career helping others live their lives to the full.

You will be able to work through the learning materials at your own pace and extend your 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 your progress.

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

Completion of the course will allow progression on to: NC Health, Social and Child Studies SCQF Level 6 or SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 6 for those working in a relevant care setting.

Digital Health and Social Care SCQF 11 content

Digital Health and Social Care SCQF 11

The use of IT in health and social care is driven by the demand led by patients, clients, consumers and professionals alongside evolving technology. It has become increasingly necessary for healthcare professionals to acquire skills in the communication of information across a multitude of disciplines, for the safe delivery and steady advancement of health and social care in a digitised environment. 

On successful completion of this module, you will have developed the agility and flexibility needed to keep up with the accelerating pace of technology, with the aim of improving both health care and social care outcomes in the digital environment.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health SCQF 10 content

Child and Adolescent Mental Health SCQF 10

This Child and Adolescent Mental Health (SCQF level 10) module is aimed at those working with children in education, health, social care and the voluntary sectors. 

You will examine the concept of health and wellbeing in relation to mental health in children and adolescents and explore key policy documents like Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC).

You will gain an awareness of child and adolescent mental health services, their differences across the UK, the importance of progress, participation and partnerships, and an overview of specific mental health disorders.