Social Services:


Glasgow Clyde College, Anniesland Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Plus 1st week in June, if required (Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4.00pm)

Year 2
Thursday 9.30am – 4.30pm, shared between work placement and college
(*May be subject to change)

Course Outline Entry Requirements Course Content Progression

Course Outline

Social service workers include people working in social work and in social care settings such as care home services for adults and community care, and in early years settings such as nurseries or out of school care clubs. There are many different career opportunities and career pathways across this range of settings and possibilities for entry at several levels. Job roles in adult services include personal assistant, care assistant, support worker, supervisor, senior care worker, team leader, care home manager, centre manager and service manager.

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare is for pupils in S5 and S6. Students will develop an understanding of Social services provision in Scotland, Communication with Service Users and Safeguarding People. Students will also complete part of the SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare for which they will undertake a work placement.

Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers incl. English and Nat 5’s. Essential criteria as follows:
• Achieved or working towards Higher English (A-C) by end of S6
• PVG Check required

Course Content

National Progression Award in Social Services and Healthcare
• Social Services in Scotland
• Safeguarding People
• Communication in Care Relationships
• Safe Practice and Wellbeing in Social Services
• Human Development and Social Influences

Mandatory Units from the SVQ Level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare
• Support Effective Communication
• Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals
• Develop your own knowledge and practice • Support the safeguarding of individuals


• Modern Apprenticeship in Social Services - Healthcare
• HNC/D in Care and Administrative Practice
• University