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Working in the Health Care industry can be hugely rewarding. If you're passionate about helping people and are looking for a role in a rapidly-growing industry, studying with Glasgow Clyde College could set you on the correct path.

Health Care students in class working on a resuscitation dummy

What experience do I need?

You don't necessarily need any experience to study Health Care. Our Introduction to Health Care course is ideal if you want to get into nursing or other health care areas, but have no previous experience, and can set you up for further study in these areas.

If you're an adult returning to study after a long break, the SWAP Access to Nursing course might be what you need - perfect for you if you want to go on to a degree course but need to get the basics under your belt first.

Healthcare students in a classroom

What areas can I study?

Glasgow Clyde College offers a broad variety of subjects in Health Care such as, nursing, mental health, first aid, working with individuals with dementia, infection control and practical skills in care.

We offer a range of different qualification levels from introductory course at Level 4 to HNC qualifications in Occupational Therapy Support and Healthcare Practice. We also deliver distance learning courses providing you are already working in a support worker role in that area. These include:

  • PDA Health and Social Care Promoting Enhanced Professional Practice 
  • PDA Health and Social Care Supervision
  • PDA Rehabilitation Technologies.

Other PDA courses are offered on a part-time or evening basis including:

  • PDA Developing Professional Practice in Health and Social Care: Maternity Support
  • PDA Leadership and Management for Care Services (Level 9)
  • Essential Skills for Maternity Care Practice.

These courses are all designed to help you develop your professional practice and enhance you knowledge understanding and skills.  

Occupational Therapy lecturer talking to a class of students. What are my career options?

Studying Health Care at Glasgow Clyde College opens up a huge choice of career paths to you. You may choose to study further at college or move on to a degree at university, specialising in a field you've found particularly interesting. 

Former students have gone on to become paramedics, nurses, occupational therapists, midwives, physiotherapists, operating department techincians, speech and language therapists, carers and many other roles in the health care industry.

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