Step Into Care SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to build up your skills and confidence to move onto your chosen area of care practice. It is ideal if you have little formal qualificaitons, yet you are keen to develop your skills to work in a care setting.

There will be opportunities to undertake short work placements. 


Entry requirements

  • All applicants will take part in an introduction session including  information about the course, a short interview and an assessment
  • Applicants should be at ease with study at National 4 level or equivalent.

You will cover a range of subjects such as:

  • Psychology
  • Care
  • Wellbeing
  • Complementary therapies
  • Volunteering
  • Communication
  • Literacy

There will also be opportunities to undertake short work placements.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Full time 

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

A range of Care Courses at level 5 can be accessed with this qualification including the Introduction to Childhood Practice or Introduction to Health and Social Care.

Is there more information available online?

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