NQ Social Care - Level 5 (January)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
24 Jan 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks January to June

This introduction level course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in social care as a Care Assistant or Support Worker. The course covers many aspects of the caring role with a range of service users.

What will I learn?

You will study a range of social care units that incorporate the Core Care subjects, core skills and other relevant care subjects.

These will include:

  • Communication
  • Guidance
  • Care: Values and principles
  • Maintaining safety in a care setting
  • Understanding loss and grief
  • Human development and behaviour

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three National Qualifications at Level 4 or equivalent
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or care experience
  • Applications will be considered by personal statement, qualifications and a suitable supporting reference.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

This course offers a progression pathway to employment within the Social Care Sector, the largest employment sector in Scotland.

Jobs and further study

  • Employment opportunities in the Care sector, such as care assistant or support worker.
  • Successful completion, with 90% attendance, can enable progression to NQ Social Care (Level 6)

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply, you will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • Selection will be by assessment personal statement, qualifications and a suitable supporting reference
  • You will be required to send evidence of qualifications and an academic reference
  • Selection outcomes are based upon careful consideration of personal statement, qualifications and/or relevant work experience for each applicant. One of three selection outcomes will be made for each applicant and will be sent by email within 10 working days
  • The selection outcomes are ‘unconditional offer’; ‘conditional offer’, or ‘unsuccessful’. Any ‘conditions’ to your offer will be clearly outlined in this email
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information relating to student funding in June with joining instructions and induction information in mid-July
  • You must accept your offer as soon as possible in order to secure your place
  • If you are made a conditional offer, you must provide the required evidence (qualifications, references, other details) as soon as it is available or risk losing your place.

This course is designed to give you a sound theoretical basis from which to develop good practice in Social Care and does not include a practical training placement.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6189