We know that everyone has different reasons and motivations for pursuing a career in a Care industry. And we also know that everyone’s personal circumstances are unique. That’s why we’ve made it so easy to study with us.
We offer Care courses from entry level and SWAP to degree level - we even offer degrees delivered right here at Fife College!Find a course today!
Your guide to Care options
Our new guide contains all the information you'll need to make an informed choice about your future career.
We offer courses across childcare, healthcare, social and community care, and social sciences that can get you ready for study at degree level.
We also have great links with universities that can help you take your next step.
The Care sector is unlike any other. It offers career opportunities in a wide range of fields – everything from early years officer to midwife, and from counsellor to youth worker – but all Care careers have one thing in common. A career in Care allows you to use your knowledge and skills to help people and change lives for the better.
There are so many fulfilling career paths you could take within the Care sector. From midwife to early years officer, and from social worker to probation officer.
There's no wrong path to the career that's right for you. We have study options and support services to help you get to where you want to be - no matter where that is.get started now
Your career in Care could include:
- Learning support assistant
- Additional support needs assistant
- Primary/secondary school teacher
- Adult nurse
- Children’s nurse
- Nursery teacher
- Human resources
- Care home practitioner
- Residential support worker
- Housing officer
- Youth worker
- Community development worker
- And many more...
Training and development to support the care sector
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in Social Services and regulating their education and training.
Many groups of Social Service workers are required by law to register with SSSC. As such there are a variety of qualification available which meet the requirements for registration.
We also offer short courses in a variety of subjects - such as autism, ADHD, and epilepsy.
Studying to degree level
Your full degree in Fife: BA Learning Difficulties/Disabilities
This course allows the opportunity to study for a Care degree entirely at Fife College.
If you have, or are thinking about, studying for an HND in Additional Support Needs or Social Sciences, this degree course will allow you to leave with a full BA degree after just one more year of full-time study.
In turn, this allows for the possibility of Honours level study or employment in the industry.
Whatever rewarding social care career is right for you within this diverse industry, you’ll be having a positive and lasting impact on the lives of those you work with.
New campus-based partnership degree: BA (Hons) Social Sciences
This new partnership offers HND: Social Sciences graduates the flexibility of studying part-time with The OU while maintaining regular face to face tutor support through Fife College.
You can earn a valuable Honours Degree while balancing academic studies with your other commitments.
You'll continue to have access to ICT, library and facilities at the College, as well as access to the largest university in the UK – renowned for its quality learning experience.
Classes are typically timetabled for one day a week. This should enable you to progress with your studies and manage your other life commitments.
Your degree, your journey - Progressing to university from college
Did you know that an HNC is the same level as year 1 of a university degree? And that an HND is the same level as year 2 of university?
Studying your first one or two years at Fife College could also allow you to move directly into Year 2 or 3 of an associated degree with one of our partnership universities. Our partners include:
- University of Aberdeen
- Abertay University
- Queen Margaret University
- University of Stirling
- University of the Highlands and Islands
- University of the West of Scotland
Flexibility is important to us – because we know it’s important to you!
That’s why we now offer ALL of our Care HNs on a part-time basis, as well as full-time.
Studying part-time can mean evenings or weekends.
It allows you to gain the qualifications you need for your dream career without having to give up any other aspects of your life – such as work or family.find a course today!
Part-time study means that your learning is very much on your terms, at times that suit you better. And, not only will you still get the same qualifications at the end of your course as you would have if you’d studied full-time, you’ll also still get all of the help and support from us that our full-time students get.
Studying for your HNC or HND full-time usually means that you’ll be able to complete your course in the shortest amount of time. This allows you to continue to progress in your studies and get into your dream job more quickly.
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