Pathway to Social Care

Working in a social care setting can provide a rewarding career choice. This course develops specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required to provide high quality support for a wide range of adults and young people. It provides opportunities to gain the formal qualifications needed to progress to the HNC Social Services.

  • Care values
  • Human development
  • Social influences
  • Mental health 
  • Crime
  • Protection and safeguarding
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and communication technology

  • Social care assistant
  • Health and social care worker

  • Progression onto HNC Healthcare Practice or HNC Social Services

Mandatory:

  • Successful interview

Plus one of the following:

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

Further advice for applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• 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 however 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 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

22 August 2022

SCQF Level

Level 6

Location

Stirling Campus

Attendance

Full-Time

Start date

22 August 2022

SCQF Level

Level 6