Interested in a career in social care, social work or nursing? Our HNC Social Services course could be perfect for you!
This course can help you gain employment in a number of fields including:
The course is also a stepping stone to university to study:
The course is a combination of taught units and workplace experience, and as such it is very much “hands-on”.
If you have recent experience of working in a care setting, or are working in care either on a voluntary basis or paid and would like to make a difference to people's lives while gaining a national qualification, then this course is you.
*Please note that recent experience is desirable but not essential to gain entry to this course*
The department webpage has additional information on our courses and careers within health and social care.
Entry Requirements below are desirable, all applications will be screened on an individual basis.
The course includes the three mandatory units of the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 7)
Other units delivered include:
You will be given the opportunity of 2 days per week in practice placement, agreed by the academic team.
Your placement will be an opportunity to expand your practical experience, develop your knowledge and practical skills allowing you to apply theory to practice.
Progression can include going on to study:
This course can lead you to employment in the care sector and therefore registration with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).