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HNC Social Care - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
The main aim of this programme is to provide an integrated course of values, skills and knowledge to equip the learner in working effectively in a range of care settings. The programme design is based on collaboration with employers and universities enabling you, on successful completion, to enter employment or higher education and registration with the SSSC.
What entry requirements will I need?
Formal/informal care experience is essential. Entry is subject to a selection/recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of course to candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with college staff and the placement provider. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School leavers should have achievements at Higher level and relevant care experience. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level and relevant care experience.
How and where will I study?
One year full-time (two days at college, two days placement and one day online study) or part-time opportunities may be available if already working within the social care sector.
What will I study on this course?
Students will develop practical care skills working alongside a social care team in Angus. Learners undertake a substantial placement in order to assess the SVQ element of the course. The theoretical basis of this course entails subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Care Theory and Social policy. A notable amount of delivery for this learning is online.
Job and progression routes?
Support worker, social care/community care officer. Working with older people, people with mental health issues, those with physical and learning disabilities and children and young people. Successful completion of this course may enable progression to university degree programmes in Social Work, Social Science and Community Education.