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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will initially be delivered via a blended learning approach, which may include face-to-face learning in the classroom, remote learning off-campus and digital learning. When delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place.

This advanced level course is a blend of practical and theoretical learning which provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in social care. Learners will also engage in a social care placement, where they will undertake three SVQ social services and healthcare units. Successful completion of this course provides the necessary qualifications for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Career Paths

  • Social care officer/worker
  • Day care officer
  • Foster carer community
  • Care officer social work assistant

Progression

On successful completion of this course students may progress onto a related degree programme.

Forth Valley College has formal articulation links in place for entry into year 2 of the following degree programmes:

  • BA (Hons) Community Education University of the West of Scotland
  • BA (Hons) Social Work (Scotland) - Open University
  • BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care - Open University DipHE Social Care (Scotland) - Open University.

Tuition fees

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£ 6,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education

  • Campus address

    Forth Valley College of Further and Higher Education, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK2 9AD, Scotland

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