Adult learning

SQA Care: Values and Principles National Level 4  

Are you interested in a career in Social Care? Our Parental Employability Service (PES) is working with Borders College to run a free SQA Care: Values and Principles national level 4 course for eligible parents.

It will be delivered online and will run from 1 September to 3 November.

Sessions will be held every Thursday morning from 9.30am–12.00noon.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the health and social care provision that is available to meet the needs of people requiring care. You will also explore the skills, qualities, values and principles required by care workers and develop an understanding of what it means to work as a professional in the care sector.

On successful completion of the unit you will be able to:

  • investigate how care services meet the needs of individuals
  • describe the needs of individuals using care services
  • describe the skills and qualities as care worker could use to meet needs
  • identify and describe basic features of positive care practice, including values and principles
  • identify and describe care services and explain how they meet needs

How will the course be delivered?

  • the course will be delivered online through Microsoft Teams so you will need a suitable tablet or device where this can be accessed
  • support can be provided to help parents access a device if required 
  • there is an expectation that students will spend a minimum of 1.5 hours self-study each week
  • access will be provided to course materials on Moodle, the College’s virtual learning environment
  • assessments will be ongoing and will be in the form of a research investigation
  • on successful completion of the unit you will get an SQA certificate 

Will I need to pay for the course?

No, the course is free.

How do I apply?

To find out more, email: