SfW (Nat 5) Health Sector (Schools)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2024/25 can apply for this course***

The National 5 Health Sector Course has been designed to provide learners with opportunities to develop generic employability skills in the context of the health sector. This course could provide progression opportunities for learners.  The National 5 Course will introduce learners to a range of more advanced knowledge and skills. The course may assist progression into further and higher education and training/employment.

There are several areas of study which include: Working in the Health Sector in Scotland,  Life Sciences Industry and the Health Sector, Improving Health and Well-being, Physiology of the Cardiovascular System and  Working in Non Clinical Roles. This unit will give the student insight and knowledge into many key areas of learning within the health sector. It also offers an introduction to physiology through the study of a body system

The successful learner may progress onto employment with the Health and Social Care sector as a practioner. They may continue study through Level 6 and 7 to meet the criteria for a an undergraduate course in Nursing or Allied professions at University

This course is aimed at learners who plan to work in the health sector or for futher study in health related roles. The National 5 Course will introduce learners to a range of advanced knowledge and skills. The course may assist progression into further education courses such as the NPA Social Servcies and healthcare or directly onto the Level 5 or 6 full time health and Social care course. As well as higher education and training/employment

Pupils should be working towards 3 Nat 5s, one of which is English or literacy based. Please advise on application if you have achieved any Nat 4 passes. Pupils also must show an interest in further study or a career in Health & Social Care in their personal statement.

Further advice for School College Programme and Foundation Apprenticeship applications:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• 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, 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 to an information session
• If your application is unsuccessful, you should speak to a guidance teacher or SDS school liaison officer.
• If you are unable to attend the information session or wish to withdraw your application, please email the School Partnership team - Schools.Co-ordinator@forthvalley.ac.uk


Falkirk Campus

Start date

11 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5