Pathway to Health Care

Working in a health care setting can provide a rewarding career choice. This course develops specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required to provide high quality supportive care for a wide range of adults. It provides opportunities to gain the formal qualifications needed to progress to HNC level study in relevant disciplines.

Course content includes:

  • Social influences
  • Care values
  • Human development
  • Social influences
  • Practical skills for care 
  • Human biology
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology

  • Care assistant

  • HNC Care and Administrative Practice
  • HNC Social Services
  • All current learners must achieve a pass in all programme units and achieve a minimum of 90% attendance to progress to the next level of study

Mandatory:

  • Successful interview
  • Clear Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check required. Further information on the PVG scheme will be issued to successful applicants prior to enrolment.

Plus one of the following:

  • Four National 5 awards (or equivalent) including English and Maths
  • NC Child, Health and Social Care
  • Successful completion of all units within the NQ Health and Wellbeing (SCQF Level 5)
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant paid workplace experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Further advice for full-time applicants:
• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email student.applications@forthvalley.ac.uk

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Attendance

    Full-Time

  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6