HNC Social Services

Course Content

This course provides the skills, knowledge and experience to develop a career within the Social Care sector. There is a mandatory work placement element with the requirement to complete SVQ level 3 units.


Part-time opportunity: for those already employed in a health or social care setting, there may be an opportunity to undertake this programme part-time flexible with your employer's endorsement.

Entry Requirements

Two Highers at grade C or above and experience of working in a care setting (paid or voluntary) or successful completion of Access to Social Care at SCQF level 6. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Selection will be made on a satisfactory personal statement and reference. Acceptable PVG. As a placement is involved, it is expected that applicants will have good health, wellbeing, and resilience to cope with the demands of care provision.

Method of Assessment

A portfolio with a range of assignment methods including projects, reports, essay writing and observation in the workplace.

Future Prospects

Degree level study or employment as a practitioner in a social care setting. This is a nationally recognised qualification and enables registration with the Scottish Social Services Council SSSC.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    28 Aug 2023

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    36 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Health & Social Care

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page