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From part-time courses to help you begin a new career to full-time degrees for those working to become lead practitioners, Course Leader Andy Gibb talks us through the carefully designed range of Health and Social Care courses:

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Men into Care NPA

There's a demand for male care workers to support people in daily living and personalised care. This course is designed to give men the specialised skills and knowledge required by employers and service users in the local area. You may also be interested in Men into Childcare.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Part-time
  • When? 1 evening per week plus personal study
  • See course details
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Health and Social Care NC Level 6

Health and social care is provided in settings such as nursing homes, residential homes, hospitals and resource centres for people with learning disabilities. It covers a range theoretical and practical topics, and you'll investigate what types of care are available and the responsibilities of a care worker.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • When? 18 hours per week (2-3 days)
  • See course details
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Social Services HNC

HNC Social Services is a nationally recognised qualification and a valued award for people who want to work in a variety of social service settings, supporting individuals with varying needs. Successful completion of the award will enable you to gain access to employment within a social service setting.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available
  • See course details
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Access to Nursing

Our Access to Nursing course is exactly what you will need if you are thinking of a career in nursing or care. If you would like to train for employment in the health industry, this could be the course for you.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • When? 18 hours per week (2-3 days)
  • See course details
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SWAP Access to Nursing

If you'd like to train in the health industry but lack the necessary qualifications, this could be the course for you. The Scottish Widening Access Programme (SWAP) is specifically for people who have been out of formal education for at least 3 years. It prepares adult returners for entry into Higher Education and can lead to a place at college or university.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Full-time
  • When? 18 hours per week (2-3 days)
  • See course details
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Health and Social Care degree courses

Study from home or from your nearest college centre

Health and Social Studies BA (Hons)

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Work-based learning

If you're already working year round in a childcare setting or with older or vulnerable adults you might consider one of our work-based learning courses. Learn on a part-time flexible basis while you're still earning.

To find out more please email workbasedlearning.whc@uhi.ac.uk

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Social Services and Health Care SVQ2

Are you working regularly with older or vulnerable adults as part of your full time employment? This flexible work-based course will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills while you continue to earn an income.

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Social Services and Health Care SVQ3

Taking this course will allow you to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council on completion. You could also continue to gain higher qualifications at work or think about studying at degree level.