Social Services: Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeship

Faculty of Care

Qualification

Foundation Apprenticeship

Course Code

 

Course Type

Schools Programme

Course Length

Two Year

Course Content

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Course Duration 

Course starts in S5 and completes in S6

Two years

  • Year One: Tuesday and Thursday 1.30 pm – 4 pm.
  • Year Two: 1 day a week on placement and Tuesday 1.30 pm – 4 pm in College

 

 

Career Progression

You’ll be able to apply for employment or Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in health and Social Care establishments.

 Course Content

You’ll cover a range of Health and Social Care modules preparing you for a care placement, these include:

Year 1: Mandatory credits

  • Social services in Scotland
  • Safeguarding people communication in care relationships
  • Safe practice and wellbeing in social services
  • Human development and social influences                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year 2: Part of SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare
  • Support effective communication
  • Support the safeguarding of individual
  • Support your own knowledge and practice
  • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals

Entry Requirements

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You should have gained a minimum of 2 National 5 qualifications (one of which must be English) by course commencement. You’ll be required to complete a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme record. On application you’ll be interviewed by a member of the Health and Social Care course team.

Next Stage Options

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  • Educational Progression

    On completion you’ll be eligible for entry to NC Health & Social Care, HNC Social Services and HNC Care and Administrative Practice (you’ll need your Level 6 Foundation Apprenticeship qualification and 1 more Higher —preferably English for entry to HNC Care and Administrative Practice).

    Career Progression

    You’ll be able to apply for employment or Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in health and Social Care establishments.

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