Introduction to a Career in Social Care

We are delighted to launch the exciting new online course: Introduction to a Career in Social Care. This brand new six-week, part time, online tutor-supported course is now being delivered by colleges throughout Scotland.

The course will introduce students to a career in Social Care, where opportunities are many and varied. The course has been designed for those who enjoy working with people, are compassionate, have a sense of fun and are seeking a new rewarding career helping others live their lives to the full.

Participants will be able to work through the learning materials at their own pace, extending their learning through videos and links to further information

This course is delivered with funding from the National Transition Training Fund from Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.

Interested in completing the course? Below is the list of confirmed colleges providing the course:

College Date Available From Contact Details Cohort Delivery or Rolling Programme Applications from across Scotland accepted
Argyll College UHI 10 December 2021

View course info here

Starting with a fixed cohort, then flexible Yes
Ayrshire College January Start

View course info Here

Flexible delivery please contact the college Yes
Borders College April 2022 Fixed initially, then move to rolling prog Yes
City of Glasgow College From 3 February Flexible Yes
Dumfries and Galloway College
Can start anytime Enquiries to or 01387 734199 Rolling programme Yes
Dundee and Angus College  

31 January 2022

14 March 2022

19 May 2022

07540 823242

Cohort and online rolling programme

Edinburgh College 2 Sept  2022, 14 Oct 2022 & 2 Dec 2022 initially Fixed 6 week cohort delivery Yes
Fife College February 2022 Yes
Forth Valley College 17 January 2022

28 February 2022

11 April 2022

23 May 2022

4 July  2022

View course info here

Fixed cohort delivery every 6 weeks Yes
Glasgow Clyde College End of May 2022 Joanne McGilvray  

0141 272 0687

Glasgow Kelvin College 24 January 2022 Jennifer McKay

Fixed cohort every 6 weeks Yes
Lews Castle College UHI January onwards Flexible delivery, please contact the college Yes
New College Lanarkshire 24 January 2022

Lynn Orr

Flexible Yes
North East Scotland College 7 February 2022 Cohort delivery Yes
Orkney College UHI 7 March 2022 Starting with a fixed cohort
Perth College UHI 7 February 2022  Rolling Programme Yes
Shetland College UHI 7 February 2022 Susan Menary

Flexible Yes
West College Scotland New cohort dates

1 March

26 April

View course info here

Cohort Delivery Yes
West Highland College UHI 22 November 2021