Practical Skills in Health and Social Care (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5

This is a new programme designed to lead directly from College to employment and aims to prepare you for a career in Health and Social Care.

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Dumfries and Galloway College, Dumfries
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This course is available on the Dumfries and Galloway College website.

Description

This is a new programme designed to lead directly from College to employment and aims to prepare you for a career in Health and Social Care. It will provide the opportunity to integrate theory with practice involving practical placement with a service user group. Applicants who successfully complete this programme will gain an SVQ 2 in Health & Social Care as well as SCQF level 5 theory units. 

You will be attending the majority of your theory lessons live online through Teams and you will be given the opportunity to develop your practical skills in our Care Hub flat.   

 

It is likely you will be attending lessons face to face for a half day and one day online as well as one day on placement. 

 

You must be able to cope physically and mentally with the demands of this level of study, much of which is independent and practical placement whilst also supporting people who may be at a vulnerable time in their lives.   

Placement is likely to be with a local care provider and there you will be working hands on to attain your SVQ2, which is the qualification required to work in the care sector.

About Dumfries and Galloway College

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Our student experience

We offer an excellent further-education experience, with a range of courses and qualifications available to suit our students’ needs, whether they’re embarking on their first career or looking to transition into a new one, delivered by teaching and support staff who care about what they do – evidence by satisfaction among our students as 89.4% of our further education and 88% of our higher education students indicated that they were satisfied with their college experience*.

We’re here to help people develop the skills they need to take them to where they want to go, and to help enterprises innovate and grow, and to help build a better future for the communities we serve. We’re particularly proud that 85.9% of our student go into positive destination, including further study or employment **

Our curriculum

Our curriculum areas offer a broad range of further and higher education pathways across 8 subject areas, from traditional subjects to new, with a real focus on care, enterprise, digital, and green energy skills development. With a first-class research and innovation centre at our Dumfries Campus, we’re able to promote a green approach in education, research, and business, to devise, develop, and distribute the skills that are needed to operate the technology that will ensure a greener, cleaner, and better future for all.

As a highly-attractive destination for those interested in learning about and developing skills in green energy, driven by our Green Skills Academy, we set students on the road to fulfilling, rewarding, and productive jobs in their future. Going forward, the academy will further develop the curriculum and other aspects of our offering in the areas of green energy, sustainable construction, and green transportation to help students further maximise their potential in these key areas.

At Dumfries and Galloway College, you will find a community that is proud of what we have done and where we are going. If you choose to study with us, you will be welcomed into a progressive college that will provide you with all the tools, resources, and support you need to make your future what you want it to be. Whether you are interested in construction or sport, engineering or IT, are new to education, or if you’ve studied with us before, at Dumfries and Galloway College, you’ll pick up the skills you need to help you get one step ahead.

* Based on results of our 2019/20 student satisfaction survey.

** Based on our 2019/20 college leaver survey

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