Caring Careers: Essential skills for Employment

Working and learning in the area of Health and Social Care, can be an incredibly rewarding career path. This exciting new six week course has been specifically designed to meet the work and study aspirations of low income Clackmannanshire residents who are considering a career in care. With attendance times at college that will suit parents and the opportunity for catered breakfast and lunch, you will meet like-minded learners. Our experienced college team will work with you to build your confidence and skills on your first steps towards a career and study path in the vibrant area of Health and Social Care. 

This is funded by the No One Left Behind (NOLB) project funding.

• Introduction to Values and Principles in care work
• Safer People Handling 
• First Aid
• Mental Health and Wellbeing awareness 
• Working in a team 
• Interview readiness- Types of jobs in Health and Social Care 
• Guest talks and employment preparation
• Next steps

• Support Assistants 
• Health Care Support Workers 
• Social Care Assistants 
• Personal Assistant – Health and Social Care 

  • Onto full time courses at Forth Valley College from Introductory levels to HNC

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Must be living with Clackmannanshire area
  • Can be referred by local Job Centre, Clacks Works or CERN


Alloa Campus





Start date

26 February 2024

End date

28 March 2024

SCQF Level

Level 4

Cost per person