Introduction to a Career in Social Care (Online)

SCQF Level
Start Date
17 May 2022
Qualification Type
Course Type
6 weeks

This online course will introduce you to a career in Social Care, where opportunities are many and varied. The course has been designed for those who enjoy working with people, are compassionate, have a sense of fun and are seeking a new rewarding career helping others live their lives to the full.

You will be able to work through the online learning materials at your own pace, extending your learning through videos and links to further information.

What will I learn?

  • What is adult social care?
  • Use of self
  • Best practice
  • Reflective practice
  • Next steps

How to join the course

Just click on the 'Enquire Now' button and provide your details and we will send you information about how to enrol on the course. 

Once you have enrolled in the course please follow the steps outlined in the 'What happens next?' section below. 

This course is open to those who are ordinarily resident in Scotland. There is a course fee of £127.50 but you will not have to pay this if you or your family are on certain benefits or if your household income is below a certain threshold. You will be asked to provide information about your status during the enrolment process. Further information is available in the Tuition Fees link below.

Entry requirements (minimum)

There are no formal entry requirements.

Employer and industry links

We have links to vacancies with Glasgow Health and Social Care partnership as well as with private care home providers.

Jobs and further study

  • Glasgow Health and Social Care partnership are offering a guaranteed interview to those who have completed this course. View their current vacancies
  • Progression to a range of care related courses at Glasgow Clyde College.
  • Entry to employment in the private care sector.

I've applied — what happens next?

Thank you for choosing to study ‘Introduction to a Career in Social Care’ with us at Glasgow Clyde College.  

The tutor for the course is Joanne McGilvray Joanne will be available to provide support and encouragement to ensure you engage with all the topics and to monitor your progress. 

After you have enrolled and received your student login in details, please set up your college account using this link ICT Guides for Students ( 

Once you have set up your account, you will find the course on the College Canvas platform by logging in using this link Canvas | Glasgow Clyde College 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104