Childcare Students
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
31 Aug 2021 @ 6pm to 9pm
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to June)


Applications will open in January 2022.

This health and social care course is made up of three units: an introductory unit that will introduce you to the communication skills, values and qualities required of the care worker, you will also learn about inter-professional working and the importance of collaboration in the delivery of effective person centred care.

There are also two units which focus on maternal health and well-being and foetal health and well-being.

What will I learn?

This course is funded. Depending on eligibility and previous study, you may be able to apply for SAAS or an Individual Training Account at

You will learn about the physical changes that occur during pregnancy and immediately following birth, including the development of the foetus and antenatal screening processes.

In addition, this course will look at obstetric emergencies and appropriate assessment and treatment.

You will also investigate the role of the maternity support worker in supporting the mother and baby.

Finally, you will learn about hospital and community based maternity care in relation to supporting maternal and foetal health and well-being.

You will develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver effective care under the guidance of the registered practitioner.

  • Communication and Inter-professional Working in Care
  • Maternal Health and Wellbeing
  • Maternal and Foetal Health and Wellbeing.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • NC Level 6 in a Health or Care related area OR
  • SWAP Access to Nursing OR
  • Two Highers or equivalent, preferably including English
  • A successful interview
  • A detailed personal statement supplied prior to interview
  • You are also invited without formal qualifications but must have relevant work experience. This will be subject to an entrance exam.
  • Even if you meet the minimum entry requirements, due to the demand for places and the specialist nature of this course, you may not be called for interview.

Entry requirement equivalency table

This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) funding. If you are using an ITA to fund/part-fund your course, please call 0141 272 3218 to enrol.

Jobs and further study

This qualification enhances successful candidates application for a Senior Health Care Support Worker role within the NHS and care sector.

Following successful completion of the course, candidates will have a qualification that supports an application to Year 1 of degree programmes in nursing and midwifery at a variety of universities.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3218