Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Calling all S4 - S6 in school Dumfries students and their parents

Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership in collaboration with NHS Academy, Skills Development Scotland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and Dumfries and Galloway College are looking for 20 in school students to pilot our new NHS Healthcare pathway course.

The pilot is introducing a Challenge-based learning (CBL) educational approach that encourages learners to learn through solving real-world challenges or problems. The goal is to engage learners in authentic, meaningful experiences that promote critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.

Why would I do this course?

  • Interested, motivated by healthcare, but not on a certain Medicine/Nursing track
  • SCQF Level 5 qualification. 24  SCQF credits. School year 2023-24. S4 – S6. Integrated into senior phase curriculum
  • Wanting a different approach to learning that involves, some learning face to face, with some online learning, virtual employer contact, practical work-related focus and with no exam assessment
  • Qualification developed by Fife College and delivered by D&G College locally, that will be have a SQA Customised Award 

The course benefits

  • You will be linked into local Health and Care employers and gain mentoring support
  • You will automatically gain a week long work experience placement in the annual Health and Care Week Work Experience Programme place on our #Healthandcare week 
  • You will have a guaranteed interview and/or support for transition into work.
  • You will develop your problem solving, team work and research skills which are all skills we look for in health and care settings

How to find out more information?

The NHS, Scottish Care and Dumfries and Galloway College are holding an informal information event for students and their parents on the 

22nd May 2023 – 4pm – 4.30pm

STEM Hub – D&G College- Dumfries Campus, Bankend Rd. DG1 4FD

If you can’t attend in person please email dg.jobs@nhs.scot to register for a follow up virtual event held on TEAMS 23rd May 2023 at 4.30pm