Start your career in Social Care with free online course

January 27, 2022

North East Scotland College is offering an exciting new course ideal for anyone who would like to take a closer look at opportunities within the Social Care sector.

The fully-funded six week programme, Introduction to a Career in Social Care, is delivered entirely online. Participants set their own pace working through all the learning materials with regular one-to-one support provided by a College tutor.

Brian Dunn, Head of Sector for Care, Education and Social Sciences said: “The Social Care sector is currently experiencing huge growth and there is a real shortage of individuals to fill crucial roles across all areas.

“This course allows you to get the grounding you need to enter employment or as a pathway to further studies in social care. To apply, all you need is a genuine interest and passion for making a difference to someone’s life. This course could be your first steps to working and progressing in a social care sector that is opening up new and exciting career opportunities.

“This career path is immensely rewarding and I think there will be a lot of take-up. I’m sure it will attract those looking to build upon their own experience – those who care for family members for example – plus individuals looking for a change of career direction.”

The course is flexible and requires approximately 60 hours of study to gain the SCQF National 5 qualification. Once completed a discussion will take place with our experienced Care staff to look at future work or study options.

Find out more and apply here