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 available to be 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 Cohort Delivery or Rolling Programme Age Group Options Applications from across Scotland accepted Contact Details
Ayrshire College 22 November – 14 January  2022

17 January – 7 March 2022

7 March – 18 April 2022

18 April – 23 May 2022

23 May – 27 May 2022

Flexible delivery please contact the college Available to all age groups Yes

View course info Here

Borders College April 2022 Fixed initially, then move to rolling prog Available to all age groups Yes
Dumfries and Galloway College
January 2022 Julia MacDonald
Dundee and Angus College  

31 January 2022

14 March 2022

19 May 2022

Cohort delivery

07540 823242

Fife College February 2022 Available to all age groups Yes
Forth Valley College 17 January 2022

28 February 2022

11 April 2022

23 May 2022

4 July  2022

Fixed cohort delivery every 6 weeks Yes

View course info here

Glasgow Kelvin College Available to 16-24 age group Jennifer McKay

Lews Castle College UHI
North East Scotland College Flexible, contact college Flexible Available to 16-24 age group Yes
North Highland College UHI February 2022 Delivering more than one cohort Available to all age groups
Perth College UHI December 2021 
West College Scotland November 2021

January 2022

Dates can be flexible contact for further information Available to 25 above Yes

View course info here

West Highland College UHI 22 November 2021



Interested in delivering this exciting course?

To enable your college to deliver and promote this fully funded course we have created a marketing toolkit and the neatly packaged online course. Please contact Ann Kirkwood, CDN Lead at for further information.

Email Ann Kirkwood