People are at the heart of healthcare and social services. If you have a passion for improving lives and helping others, a career in this rewarding field could be for you. An FA in Social Services and Healthcare helps you prepare for a career in a care setting eg, with older adults, people with mental health problems, homeless people, people with addiction issues, care experienced and looked after children and young people. Over 161,000 people are currently employed by NHS Scotland. The number of jobs are still growing, and there are great opportunities for progression, too.
What will I learn? For your National Progression Award, your topics will be: Social Services in Scotland Safeguarding People Communication in Care Relationships Safe Practice and Wellbeing in Social Services Human Development and Social Influences
To achieve your SVQ units, you’ll be assessed as part of your work placement. You’ll learn how to support effective communication, support the health and safety of yourself and individuals, develop your own knowledge and support the safeguarding of individuals.
Your Foundation Apprenticeship will also help you to develop core skills valued by employers, particularly communication, problem solving, working with others and time management. These transferable skills are necessary and highly desirable for working in a range of other related jobs.
Entry requirements: A good level of English and Mathematics (National 5). Must demonstrate a genuine interest in this vocational area