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Introduction To A Career In Social Care

Health, Social Care & Early Education, Education and Humanities

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Mode of Study

Part-time

Start Date

30th Aug 2022, 12 weeks

Location

Online

Overview

Introduction to a Career in Social Care is a brand new six-week, part time, online tutor-supported course. It's suitable if you are interested in working in care but have no experience or qualifications in care.

It's delivered via the online learning platform RISE, this level 5 introductory 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

Due to funding applicants should be aged over 25 years, unemployed, or under threat of unemployment.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the course.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area

After the course

Careers

One of the units in the course involves a next steps interview in which you and the lecturer can discuss your progression pathway following completion of the course. This will ensure your progression plan is bespoke to your needs. 

  • Mode of Study:
    Part-time
  • Start Date:
    30th Aug 2022, 12 weeks
  • Location:
    Online