Health and Social Care
The importance of the growing health and social care sector is due to the growing number of people with complex health and social care needs, both in Scotland and internationally. This is reflected in the quality of teaching, training and consultancy delivered by UHI Perth.
Courses for school pupils
|Course name||SCQF Level|
|Introduction to a Career in Social Care||4|
|Skills for Work: Health Sector National 5||5|
|Social Services and Healthcare Foundation Apprenticeship||6|
|Health Studies: The Nature of Health||7|
There are an increasing number of people of all ages requiring acute and community care this means there are many opportunities to work in this sector. Roles are available across a wide range of locations including hospitals, people’s homes, schools, GP practices, care homes, prisons, workplaces, education and research institutions and community projects. Annual spending on healthcare in the UK regularly exceeds £180 billion. Salaries for a newly qualified Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, and Radiographer are around £22-23K. Senior positions such as Charge Nurses, Nurse Consultants Senior Social workers, Team Leaders Senior Physiotherapists, and Lecturers can earn from £35K-60K annually.